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Canadian doctors fear for freedom to practise

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 01 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:829
  1. D Spurgeon

    Doctors in Canada are worried that their freedom to practise medicine will be severely restricted under new proposals from provincial and territorial health ministers. At a meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the ministers decided that within a year each province must complete a plan that will identify how many doctors are needed within each area of the country.

    The plan will be worked out with the collaboration of medical schools and doctors' professional bodies, but even so doctors are worried that …

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