The Health and Social Services System


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The health and social services system is an imposing and complex organization. Approximately 10% of the collective wealth of the community at large is dedicated to it. For the government, this represents over 40% of its program spending. Furthermore, about 10% of Québec’s manpower works in the system (source : Portail Québec).

The establishment of a public health and social services system, coupled with the constant improvement in living conditions, has translated into incalculable gains in the area of health and well-being. This is why, despite the criticisms leveled against it, the health and social services system is still seen as a major achievement and a vital developmental lever.