Complaints rise but legal actions decline

Silversides, Ann
September 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/23/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 7, p643
Academic Journal
The article discusses the report from the Canadian Medical Protective Association which says that Canadian doctors nowadays are more likely to face complaints lodged with their provincial regulatory colleges. The association, a nonprofit medical defense fund that represents the vast majority of Canadian doctors, notes that there is an increasing rate of complaints filed against doctors. Moreover, they speculate that it is probably due to greater public awareness about the role of regulatory colleges. Dr. John Gray suggests that regulatory colleges should require more personal information about doctors at the time of license application or renewal. Other highlights from the association's annual report to members on August 20, 2008, in Montréal, Quebec, are also included.


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