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A future that is public … or private? Canadian Concierge Medicine?

A future that is public … or private? Canadian Concierge Medicine By Bibian Lik, The Vancouver Sun, March 14, 2013 There are competing views within medicine on how to fix Canada’s troubled health care system The health care system in British Columbia (and across Canada) is flawed and needs to be improved. That much, Dr. […]

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What the US Can Learn From China’s Health Care Reform

Leana Wen, M.D., Emergency Physician, Brigham and Women’s & Mass General Hospital. Author of “When Doctors Don’t Listen; fellow Harvard Medical School, Huff Post Blog Politics, March, 14 2013 Wang Li is a 48-year-old farmer from Dalian, China. After a two-day trip to the major provincial hospital, he’s heading home to his village to die. […]

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Alberta Canada Weak on Rules for Private Clinics: Concierge Medicine Canada

Alberta’s regulations around private medical clinics are weak compared to elsewhere in Canada and authorities lack the will to enforce the rules, a bioethics expert said Tuesday during a panel discussion at the province’s queue-jumping inquiry. Dr. Lynette Reid, associate professor at Dalhousie University’s department of bioethics, told the inquiry she’s studied the policies provincial […]

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Editorial: The Doctor Is In Concierge Medicine

Calgary Herald (Canada) –March 8, 2013 The shortage of family doctors in Alberta has been well documented for years, along with the rise in so-called concierge medicine clinics, where patients pay a hefty fee totaling as much as $10,000 a year for fast access to care and longer sessions with a concierge doctor. Unfortunately, this situation has created […]

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