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Canadian doctors' threatened walk out averted

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 28 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:534
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    A threatened shutdown of the accident and emergency department room of Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital was averted after the board of the provincial government's healthcare scheme withdrew charges of overbilling against all the 19 doctors in the department, who had handed in their resignations in protest. But three of the 19 had already accepted posts outside Quebec, and the hospital has …

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