Professor in Nursing; CIHR Chair in Applied Public Health; Expert Advisor, EvidenceNetwork.ca
Damien Contandriopoulos is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca, Associate Professor at the University of Montreal Nursing Faculty and Researcher at the University of Montreal Public Health Research Institute.
The only chance to save medicare in Quebec is a direct intervention of the federal government. We, doctors and experts, ask the new prime Minister of Canada and the federal Minister of Health to enforce the Canadian Health Act in Quebec and to cut federal health transfers until Quebec conforms.
If the current investment in physician compensation was intended to improve the accessibility of medical care, then the data from Quebec show that this was a policy failure. Not only was there no improvement, but the problem actually worsened. In Quebec, it appears we are investing more money to pay more physicians to get less care.