Plans for clinic raise fears of privatisation in Canada

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:972
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Plans to offer magnetic resonance imaging to paying customers from Canada's indigenous communities have raised fears that their proposed clinic will undermine Canada's publicly funded healthcare system.

    The plans come from a band, the recognised term for a group of indigenous people, who are living in a designated area in Saskatchewan. It comes at a time when there have been several challenges to the public healthcare system, particularly in Saskatchewan's western neighbour, Alberta. But this is the first time the threat …

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