Navigation Links
Health Minister Promises New Benchmark for Wait Times

Federal Health Minister Tony Clement assured patients frustrated by long waiting lists. He said that they can take their health care providers to the court for not meeting its benchmarks. // He guaranteed that one can open the door to legal action if the promise was not met by the health care provider.

By this the framework in place is maintained and a patient can demand if he is not getting the care that is essential. Clement said this while, speaking at a conference on wait times which was sponsored by the Canadian Medical Association. He also said that it would be possible only with the joint approach of the patient, his provincial and territorial counterparts. He also mentioned that the former Ontario health minister have already taken a step forward by establishing new benchmarks for wait times. The province of Quebec was the first to include a wait times guarantee for certain medical procedures.

But he said that this would take time. He also mentioned some progress was made, and would expect to do more over a period of some weeks or months. He said that the wait times guarantee is among the Conservatives’ top five priorities from their election campaign platform. But the Canadian Healthcare Association spokesman Michael McBain said that it is just a means of distraction. McBain criticized Clement for using Quebec as a model, arguing the province allowed some of the most blatant violations of the health act in private clinics.

The Canadian Medical Association called on the government to introduce a $2-billion fund in partnership with the provinces to cover the cost of sending patients to different jurisdictions for procedures and treatment. Clement said there were four cornerstones to his plan, focusing on research and technology, and improving federal-provincial relations and human resources in the system.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Startling Expose – Physicians Often Have No Regular Source Of Health Car
2. Want a Healthy brew? Have some Tea!
3. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
4. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
5. Health at heights
6. Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
7. Slightly High BP Poses Health Risk
8. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
9. Iodex goes to SmithKline Beecham consumer Healthcare
10. Healthy Medicine Or Harmful Intoxicant?
11. Healthy snacks improve nutrition of kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2017)... Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 ... ... is pleased to announce a new educational seminar to focus on current legislative ... Regulatory News(LEARN) seminar will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, and will ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... copper, antimicrobial, mesh back 24/7 task chair specifically designed for clinical areas. Genie ... are thrilled to partner with Cupron® to provide customers with a game changing ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... , ... May 26, 2017 , ... Rob Lowe acts ... upcoming production of the series is on hiking in American. Viewers can reconnect with ... the great benefits of hiking. , Many consumers have looked for an inventive new ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... “Just What Happened in the Garden of Eden”: retells the stories of three Bible figures ... of published author, Penelope Colt, mother, trader, horse farmer, artist and a former GM journeyman. ... three. At six, they moved to Dayton, Ohio, where Penny graduated high school. ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Dr. Alan I. Benvenisty, MD is dual board ... He is known for his distinguished expertise and experience in the diagnosis and treatment ... training in treating renovascular disease and aortic aneurysm . He is known for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/9/2017)... 9, 2017  Semler Scientific, Inc. (OTCQB: SMLR), ... to improve the clinical effectiveness and efficiency of ... first quarter ended March 31, 2017. ... customers to identify when preventive care options are ... like heart attacks or strokes occur," said ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... Provista , a proven leader in the supply chain industry ... Jim Cunniff as the company,s new president and CEO. ... Provista, including most recently serving as the president and CEO ... He assumed his new role with Provista on May 1, ... says Jody Hatcher , president, Sourcing and Collaboration Services ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... 4, 2017  Fortuna Fix Inc. (" Fortuna "), ... first to eliminate the need for embryonic and fetal stem ... neurodegenerative diseases. Fortuna announced today the ... Michael Fehlings , MD, PhD; Father Kevin FitzGerald , ... and Professor James Giordano , PhD. "We ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: