TITLE

Should Canadian physicians support parallel private health care?

AUTHOR(S)
Bhatia, Sacha; Natsheh, Adam
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/11/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 8, p901
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Emphasizes the significance of a resolution supporting access to private insurance to cover medically necessary services that the public system fails to deliver in a timely way to the medical policy in Canada. Effect of parallel private insurance on medical care according to the proponents of increased private financing and delivery of health services; Measures taken to improve quality of care and reduce wait times within the public system; Factor that will increase the overall health care cost.
ACCESSION #
18415278

 

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