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Canadian patients threaten to sue over cancelled operations

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 03 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:952
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    A Quebec patients' rights group is hoping to launch a $C3.3m (£1.4m; $2.3m; €2.1m) lawsuit against medical specialists who withheld their services on three occasions in November and December last year and in January, leading to postponement of thousands of scheduled surgeries.

    Paul Brunet, head of the Council for Patients' Protection, is …

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