Monthly Archives: July 2016

N.L. ‘on par with Puerto Rico and Venezuela’ financially, health minister says

Dr. John Haggie, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Health Minister discusses the budget deficit his province is facing in this June 29, 2016 article in The Telegram (St. John’s, NL). He called it “unparalleled in Canadian history in any jurisdiction”.

At the July 2016 Primary Healthcare Forum Conference, Dr. Haggie compared the $2.4 billion deficit to the likes of countries such as Venezuela and Puerto Rico. He also stated that Newfoundland and Labrador spend 29% more per capita.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association has come up with a series of recommendations for the government to consider and has also recommended that their members be a part of the process.

CanAm Physician Recruiting feels the NLMA’s recommendation of including its members in creating solutions is a brilliant idea. Who better than the people who will be trying to balance these new policies and procedures with providing their patients with the highest quality of care?

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Doctors go ‘Lean’ to cut wait times, improve health-care efficiency

Submitted by: Hedi Cameron, Regional Manager, CanAm Physician Recruiting

This is a great example of how looking at a problem in a different way or from a different perspective can make improvements, which may appear to be small on their own, but cumulatively amount to significant changes. The same principles that work at making financial institutions and auto manufacturers more efficient can be applied to many industries, including healthcare.

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Doctors Ratify New Master Agreement:

Doctors NS warn government that this contract doesn’t come close to solving the major problems facing NS health care system. A blick 0.5% raise in physician fees for NS who are already one of, and for many specialties, the lowest paid in Canada. Combined that with the highest tax rates makes us wonder how they plan to attract new physicians? Doctors NS estimate between 50,000 to 100,000 Nova Scotians have no access to a family physician while the liberal government are holding to their guns that Nova Scotians are over doctored!