Take the highway

July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/1/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 1, p25
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The article reports on the series of administrative reforms of Alberta government relating to medical care services. The first reform attempted by the Alberta government is the "Third Way" which is a proposal which allows physicians to work both in public and private institutions and to give patients faster and easy access. The latest proposal is the "Wild Rose" health care reform by Health Minister Ron Liepert, which is the creation of new boards that will oversee health care, replacing nine health authorities and three agencies. Premier Ed Stelmach said they reduced 127 board members to 5 or 6 members with Ken Hughes to act as the interim chair of the new board.


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