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An interesting read from the Globe & Mail regarding a formula for funding hospitals that is actually based on their ability to provide good patient care – rewarding hospitals for doing a good job!

Have a read!

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We’ve stumbled upon a few news items of interest – I’d like to share them with you here. Worth a read in each case.

** The first was in the Herald this morning: NS Doctor Shortage Closes Rural ER

Evidently Dr. Ross is meeting with the good citizens of Tatamagouche to discuss his work. I hope we merit the same courtesy soon!



** Another one passed along is from the Globe & Mail: Teen death ignites debate over emergency room closures.

Rural Ontario emergency rooms at centre of call for inquiry into the fallout of budget cuts



** And the final one for today…  also from the Globe & Mail: Can Canada Afford to be Healthy?

Here’s a quote from the article: “Even as a budget exercise, opponents say, converting the emergency rooms has failed. Niagara Health will save more than $1-million, but area municipalities and the province will spend an additional $3.1-million on ambulance service.”



Is this where we are headed? How can we turn this train around?

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