BC physicians give province's health system dismal marks

Gray-Grant, Daphne
September 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/19/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 6, p750
Academic Journal
Reports on the frustrations of doctors in British Columbia with the perceived lack of health care resources in the province. Amount of time that people are on waiting lists for procedures, such as elective surgery; Results of a poll of doctors who graded the performance of various medical organizations; Purpose of the poll in allowing doctors opinions to be heard.


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