Canadian doctors angry about lack of action over health funding

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 19 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:768
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    The Canadian Medical Association's annual meeting last week focused on lengthening waiting lists, reduced funding for the provinces, and falling public confidence in the healthcare system. Delegates to the meeting had hoped that health minister Allan Rock would acknowledge these problems and offer the system more money.

    Instead, Mr Rock went on the attack, questioning the validity of doctors' complaints about waiting lists and offering $C2.2m (£900000) to standardise methods of reporting them. In his address Mr Rock also said that Canadians …

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