Inaugural address

September 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/9/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 6, p521
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the inaugural address of radiologist Dr. Robert Ouellet as the new president of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) delivered at the 141st General Council and annual general meeting of CMA in Montréal, Quebec. Ouellet recommends solutions to address the ailing health care system of the country including patient-based funding, better pay for physicians and a universal prescription drug program. Moreover, he cites the problems faced by the health care system, including the need to ensure viability and improve health care access.


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