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ER overcrowding in Saskatchewan

In the Saskatchewan legislature the government has been questioned about the emergency department overcrowding situation in Regina. ER physician staffing levels at the two city hospitals are about a third lower than they should

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Canadian Emergency physicians call for action

The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) has released a position paper listing recommended national wait-time benchmarks for various stages of an emergency department visit. It also says hospital wait times for these benchmarks

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Canadian Specialist Physician Resource Planning – There’s an App for That!

A case for choosing predictive statistical analytics over conventional physician planning wisdom. The recent report “What’s really behind Canada’s unemployed specialists?” – http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/advocacy/policy/hrh/examining_specialist_physician_employment  – published by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of

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Canadian Doctor Total at Record High

Canada had a record 75,142 doctors last year and they earned $328,000 gross on average, according to two new reports. The annual reports on physician supply and payments for both general practitioners and specialists were

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When the Patient is Racist

White Coat Black Art looks at one of medicine’s most uncomfortable secrets: the patients who discriminate against the growing ranks of health professionals who belong to visible minorities and the system that lets those

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