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NS Health tries to reinvent the wheel

For several weeks the CBC have been reporting about the successful doctor recruitment program exercised by Nanaimo, B.C. and Goderich, Ontario. Both communities have sold doctors on the idea of living and working in each place. Both communities made their … Continue reading

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Problems off-loading ambulances continue…

Poor public memory contributes to poor health care. The news this evening was of long delays in off-loading patients at Halifax hospitals. On Monday there were 17 ambulances backed up at the Halifax Infirmary emergency department. One waited up to … Continue reading

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Stinky health care spending

The stink surrounding questionable executive expenditures at the IWK is growing. The details are laid out here: The details seem to be adding up to a type of abuse that most of us have felt was unbelievable in a … Continue reading

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How much does this saving cost?

Halifax cardiologist Dr. Gabrielle Horne has had a $1.4 million damage award downgraded to $800,000. In 2002, Dr. Horne, who was a rising medical star, had her hospital privileges reduced after a dispute with a hospital director of the former … Continue reading

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Still no national drug program after 15 years of hearings, studies and agreements

One of the universal areas of agreement in Canada is the benefit of a national pharmaceutical program. Everyone agrees a national pharmaceutical program would save money through bulk purchases of drugs. Canada has the second highest drug costs in the … Continue reading

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Looking south to successful new disruptors

Two of the world’s richest men may launch the biggest, positive disruption to health care in several generations. Warren Buffet and Jeff Bezos are teaming with JP Morgan Bank to create a company to help US employees find quality care … Continue reading

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The hidden costs of the doctor shortage

More and more doctors, specialists, surgeons are speaking out about the hidden costs of the shortage of family physicians in the province. On the first work day of 2018 vascular surgeon Dr. Gerry MacKean said a complaint at a meeting … Continue reading

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