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The domino effect of Ontario’s unilateral moves on primary care

The Province of Ontario is in debt and healthcare spending is a major cause for being in the red. Ontario needs to save money. A few years ago, Ontario attempted to negotiate a revamping of the Schedule of Fees for … Continue reading

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To bill or not to bill; that’s been a question

There is no question that the costs to our healthcare system is growing to a level that is already beyond affordable. Cuts are upon us left, right and centre. The factors contributing to the rising expenses are plentiful, involving the … Continue reading

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Aiding & abetting or Cradling & enabling?

The new face of primary care is all about access to care. Governments across Canada are mandating Emergency Departments to cut down on wait times. In turn, Emergency Departments complain that their long lineups are due to the growing number … Continue reading

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Patients are not Customers

I witnessed one of the scariest, saddest, and disappointing things recently at a departmental meeting. We were shown the results of a survey, on how patients viewed our service in our Emergency Department. While I’m not disputing the need or … Continue reading

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Frustrated, incorporated

How’s that for a 90s shout-out to Soul Asylum? In all seriousness, it’s a fairly accurate description of a recent ER shift I recently worked. All the examples listed below are true stories. They are frustrating. They are perfect examples … Continue reading

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