Disciplinary action pending after ED patient turned away

Branswell, Brenda
August 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/17/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 4, p321
Academic Journal
Deals with the disciplinary action to be given by the Quebec College of Physicians to Linda Cloutier, a general practitioner who was found guilty of turning away an emergency department patient at the Centre Hospitalier du Centre-de-la-Mauricie. Policy of the hospital regarding walk-in cases; Controversy regarding the death of the patient named Claude Dufresne; Action taken by the Quebec government in response to the issue.


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