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Inquiry into lung transplant fiasco in Quebec

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 11 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:899
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    The Quebec College of Physicians has been placed by the province's health minister, Jean Rochon, in the unenviable position of explaining a mess the minister himself created.

    Some months ago Mr Rochon ordered all lung transplant operations to be transferred from Montreal, where they had been carried out successfully for years, to Sainte-Foy, a suburb of Quebec City (1 February, p 325). His decision, unpopular with patients and surgeons alike, was …

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