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Canadian GPs retire early to save money

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7096.1709e (Published 14 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1709
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    The Canadian province of Quebec will lose an estimated 230 of its most experienced family doctors under an early retirement agreement concluded with the government. The agreement was an alternative to legislation to cut 6% off the province's overall medical budget.

    Dr Renald Dutil, president of the Fédération des Médecins Omnipracticiens du Quebec, called it “the lesser evil” compared with the provisions of Bill 104. Under …

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