Preferential treatment for WCB patients angers some MDs

LeBourdais, Eleanor
October 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/05/99, Vol. 161 Issue 7, p859
Academic Journal
Discusses Canadian physicians questioning the ethics of giving Workers' Compensation Board patients preferential treatment. How employers are allowed to purchase health care services for injured workers to help get workers back on the job as quickly as possible; Critics of the practice argue that queue-jumping is unfair to others; Need for a better health care system for everyone, not just a selected group.


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