Is there a crisis in Canadian health care? While the establishment ofthe Canadian health care system is widely considered a triumph ofcitizenship, after four decades the national program is in a fragilestate marked by declining public confidence. In First Do NoHarm, Sullivan and Baranek provide a concise introduction to thefundamentals of health care in Canada and examine various ideas forreforming the system sensibly. Arguing that administrators andpolicymakers should follow Hippocrates' dictum "first do noharm" when evaluating and reforming the Canadian health caresystem, the authors discuss health care financing, popular Canadianhealth care myths, waiting lists and emergency room overcrowding, andhome- and community-based health care. This book is an invaluableinvitation to Canadians to think carefully and creatively about thepresent and future of our health care system.