CMA's proposals reopen debate over public and private practice

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 09 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:277
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Reactions have been rapid to proposals from the outgoing president of the Canadian Medical Association that would allow doctors to work outside as well as inside the publicly funded national healthcare system, reviving a longstanding debate about “two tier medicine.”

    Colin McMillan was reported in the Globe and Mail as saying that the issue has been simmering among doctors for the past two years and he wanted merely to “get it on the public discussion level” (, 1 Aug, “Debate among doctors builds over CMA health-care proposal”). …

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