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Canada's bill tries to beat fraud

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7027.333a (Published 10 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:333
  1. David Spurgeon

    The Ontario government has paid a general practitioner's Medicare bill for a heart-lung transplant operation that the practitioner claimed to have carried out in a patient's home under local anaesthesia. Dr Mike Dunn of Georgetown said that he submitted the bill to test the system. The “operation” cost the government nearly $C1793 (pounds sterling900), but Dr Dunn has said he will not keep the money. “When they can pass …

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