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Cuts to primary care in Ontario would be a disaster for patients

Dec 20 2018 — Tara Kiran — Every day, more than 150,000 Ontarians visit a family doctor. Some visit because they feel unwell. Others come for a preventive checkup. Many more come because they have a health condition like diabetes, high blood pressure or depression. Family doctors listen, examine, diagnose, counsel, write prescriptions, order tests and, in some cases, refer to specialist […]

Cuts to primary care in Ontario would be a disaster for patients

Dec 20 2018 — Tara Kiran — The Ontario government is proposing more than a 30 per cent pay cut for doctors working in new primary care models. (Shutterstock) Tara Kiran, University of Toronto Every day, more than 150,000 Ontarians visit a family doctor. Some visit because they feel unwell. Others come for a preventive checkup. Many more come because they have […]