CMA okays private health care for waiting patients

Sibbald, Barbara
September 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/13/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 6, p585
Academic Journal
Reports that the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has endorsed private health care for waiting patients in 2005. Information on a Canadian Supreme Court ruling on Quebec's laws on private health insurance; Disappointment of the Canadian Association of Internes and Residents regarding such endorsement by CMA; Abdication by Friends of Medicare of its responsibility as the parliament of medicine.


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