Viewing patients as "sources of revenue"

Duggal, Sneh
March 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/25/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 7, p817
Academic Journal
The article reports on the role of patients as the sources of revenues. It mentions that as part of the Canada Health Act, former Liberal health minister Claude Castonguay urged a raft of reforms in his February 19, 2008 report. His reform includes the introduction of user fees at medical clinics and allowing physicians to work in public and private sectors at the same time. The government of Quebec also moved quickly to distance itself from many of the recommendations of the task force including the proposal of provincial sale tax hike by as much as one percent which also involves the creation of a $25 deductible to see a doctor. It also mentions that patients are great sources of revenues rather than seeing them as an expenditure for the hospital.


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