Premiers call for more federal health funding

Premiers call for more federal health funding

Premiers call for more federal health funding By Roger Collier | Aug. 23, 2016 Rearranging building blocks of Canada’s health care system in a Health Accord Jenga game.(credit: namehere/iStock) Canada’s premiers want the federal government to increase health care...
Choosing Wisely concept has universal appeal

Choosing Wisely concept has universal appeal

Choosing Wisely concept has universal appeal By Lauren Vogel | Aug. 22, 2016 Physicians in many countries agree that reducing the use of some medical tests, such as MRI scans, is a good idea.(credit: namehere/iStock) It began in the United States in 2012. Canada...
Older doctors under regulatory scrutiny

Older doctors under regulatory scrutiny

Older doctors under regulatory scrutiny By Barbara Sibbald | Aug. 22, 2016 Poor or illegible record-keeping is one problem among older physicians.(credit: namehere/iStock) Canada’s regulatory colleges are focusing more and more attention on older physicians, says the...
Nova Scotia to pay for doctor-patient calls

Nova Scotia to pay for doctor-patient calls

Nova Scotia to pay for doctor-patient calls By Lauren Vogel | Aug. 22, 2016 Specialists and family physicians will be paid $28 per call.(credit: namehere/iStock) The contract that physicians in Nova Scotia recently ratified with the provincial government does not...

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