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Against significant odds, almost 3,000 family doctors and specialists have signed a petition in a little over two days ... to oppose the OMA’s effort to rapidly push through an approval of its recently announced proposed PSA that raised multiple concerns among a wide range of Ontario doctors,” Ontario doctors said in a press release Monday.


Want Improved Healthcare Performance? Treat Canadian Doctors Like Finnish Teachers by Steven Lewis
... few Canadian doctors ... think and act like Finnish teachers. For that to be the norm, we the public will have to choose them wisely, educate them rigorously, expect much from them, provide them with superb working conditions, trust them, and celebrate their achievements. Above all we must quit treating them like mercenaries who will underperform unless we stuff their pockets with gold. And we must also stand up to their negotiators when they do act like mercenaries.

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Vote on tentative deal between Ontario and its doctors scuttled by MDs opposed to plan

Hoskins' treatment of docs sick

Doctors' group warns new fee deal will send patient wait times through the roof
The Doctor is Out: Physician Participation in the Rationed Access Day Work Stoppage in British Columbia, 1998/99
Physician work stoppages also have a long, if not glorious, history within this country, including the 1962 Saskatchewan and the 1986 Ontario doctors' strikes... The common thread in most of these actions has been the goal to extract financial concessions and/or to prevent unwanted infringements on professional autonomy.

Man shoots doctor dead at Berlin hospital

Frailty a better gauge for healthcare funding by John Muscedere and Samir Sinha
The Trudeau government should craft a new arrangement for health-care funding based on the precise and evidence-based concept of frailty

Advance directives, dignity and care-giving: a voice for frail elderly Canadians by Dr. Duncan G. Sinclair
We need our politicians and health professionals alike to confront the obvious need for shareable health/medical records, including with the people to whom those records refer.

Ten questions researchers wish Census Canada would ask seniors in long-term care

Here's why the census requires more questions about seniors in long-term care

Hospital Expenditure as a Major Driver of Nurse Labour Force Participation: Evidence from a 10-Year Period in Canada

Putting Some Mustard into Economic Growth

Premiers call for meeting with prime minister on healthcare funding

Canada boosts aid to fight Big Three infectious diseases: André Picard

Pharmacare: Lost in Translation: July 2016
In many ways, national pharmacare remains an opaque concept in Canada. The mechanisms used vary, with some jurisdictions offering access to medications in a fully publicly funded and administered system, while others use mandatory private insurance. As a result of this varied application, the word pharmacare seems to be lost in translation.

New Shift to Safety initiative launched to reduce incidence of patient harm in Canadian healthcare settings
Shift to Safety is the source for patient safety information in Canada for members of the public, healthcare providers and healthcare leaders. This national database of essential information and advice will help you to navigate the healthcare system and advocate for patient safety.

Breaking the Boundaries of Complex Care for Children
The Complex Care Initiative at Sick Kids began in 2006, by the late pediatrician Dr. Norman Saunders. For ten years it has opened its doors to children with multiple and complex health challenges, often to those who could not find adequate care anywhere else.

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