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Many Canadians getting surgeries that leave them worse off, doctors say

Experts warn that overdiagnosis leads to expensive, unnecessary and sometimes harmful procedures globeandmail – Health & Fitness

 

Alberta doctors reach agreement with government

Alberta doctors reach agreement with government

The province and Alberta’s doctors have a agreed to a seven-year pact both sides say should end a bitter 2-1/2 standoff. Sun News Canada’s network for news, politics, and opinions

 

Premier Redford strikes tentative deal with Alberta doctors

‘I deeply appreciate the physicians’ willingness to be flexible and to be accommodating,’ Ms. Redford said at the announcement globeandmail – National

 

Doctors’ association accused of using aggressive ‘scorched earth’ approach to defending malpractice suits

Doctors’ association accused of using aggressive ‘scorched earth’ approach to defending malpractice suits

Susan Ryan didn’t exactly have dollar signs dancing in her eyes when she sued her doctor for malpractice: the Toronto woman filed the case in small-claims court. She thought it was a less-formal venue that favoured “the little guy;” her...

 

Why do doctors still think pharma doesn’t influence them?

Why do so many doctors still think they are invincible to the influence of the pharmaceutical industry? Attractive, well-dressed, charismatic drug reps with pearly smiles and shiny flow charts still wait in waiting rooms. Lectures and conferences...

 

Doctors concerned with their own health preach what they practise

The study, led by Dr. Erica Frank of the University of B.C.’s School of Population and Public Health, found physicians who adhered to recommended cancer screening or vaccination practices were more likely to counsel and have patients...

 

Doctors say Ontario needs to address its ‘drinking problem’

TORONTO – Ontario has a drinking problem and the government must do something about it, the organization representing the province’s doctors said Tuesday. The Ontario Medical Association said heavy drinking is very common and gets...

 

Ottawa doctors behind breakthrough MS report

Ottawa doctors behind breakthrough MS report

A team of Ottawa doctors is preparing to publish a full report on its breakthrough multiple sclerosis treatment study that has so far eliminated the disease in those treated. Ottawa Citizen – Ottawa News

 

Doctors refuse to help health minister with fee cuts

The Alberta Medical Association has refused to provide Health Minister Fred Horne with suggestions on how to cut $ 275 million from the physician compensation budget CBC | Health News

 

Switch to e-records causing pain for Ontario doctors

Medical clinics and other primary health-care centres in Ontario have been struggling with the transition to electronic patient records, say several industry experts. An increasing number of physicians, nurse practitioners and a host of other...

 

Patients find obese doctors less credible

Patients find obese doctors less credible

Patients don’t trust obese doctors and are less likely to follow their advice compared with skinnier physicians, new research shows. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

Placebos prescribed by many doctors

More than three-quarters of British doctors prescribe a treatment they know probably won’t work at least once a week, like low-dose drugs, vitamins, nutritional supplements or an unnecessary exam… CBC | Health News

 

Daily blood tests unnecessary: doctors

Daily blood tests unnecessary: doctors

Intensive care unit doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver have done away with daily routine blood tests on patients without affecting the quality of care, simply by challenging a long-held dictum that those who are critically ill...

 

Government unveils rural doctors incentive

Government unveils rural doctors incentive

The Saskatchewan government is introducing a new lure for new doctors willing to work in small towns and rural areas – cold, hard cash. The StarPhoenix – News / Saskatchewan

 

Alberta doctors want arbitration in contract dispute

The association representing Alberta’s doctors says it want to go to arbitration after failed contract negotiations with the province… CBC | Health News