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Kondro, Wayne
January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/1/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
The article offers information on Canada's alloted budget for its military personnels. According to Auditor-General of Canada Sheila Fraser, the average cost of the provided health care for each of Canada's 63,500 military personnel amounts to $8600 annually, nearly double the average costs of other Canadians' health care which is $4500 per individual yearly. Moreover, Fraser's audit showed that there exists an array of financial improperties which includes double-billing as well as instances wherein physicians were paid to serve on closed clinics or for times where they were absent.


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