TITLE

Annual fees: survival or cash grab?

AUTHOR(S)
Glauser, Wendy
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/19/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 7, p781
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the increasing trend in Canada of annual fee collections of family doctors from their patients through collection agencies. It says that doctors charge annual fees of 50 to 300 Canadian dollars from each of their patients for their financial survival to justify their services not covered by provincial health plans. Meanwhile, patients are compelled to pay the fees under the impression that they will not get the services they need or be dropped from the priority list.
ACCESSION #
61393991

 

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