October 29, 2002
VOLUNTARY INDENTURED SERVITUDE:New agency to dole out doctors: Romanow-ordered report recommends national co-ordination (Mark Kennedy, October 29, 2002, The Ottawa Citizen)
Canada needs a new national agency to co-ordinate how many doctors and nurses the health system should have and perhaps the type of work they should do, says a report commissioned by the Romanow commission.
The proposed new agency would become a "quality council" for how medicare is staffed and provide some "focus and expertise" on key decisions that are now made by different governments throughout the country. [...]
The report adds that everyone involved in the current system will have to make compromises if the situation is to change.
"This will take leadership from governments and from the organizations representing Canada's health professionals.
Wouldn't want doctors making their own decisions would we? This should at least help to alleviate America's shortage of doctors and nurses, because the Canadians will be headed here by the truckload. Posted by Orrin Judd at October 29, 2002 10:07 AM