Transparency won’t solve all the issues of private sector contracting in healthcare, but without it, the risks for Canadians will almost certainly outweigh the benefits.
The response to privatization of health delivery should not be a knee-jerk one, that this is a no-go area for Canada. Rather, public purchasers should be held to account for the nature of the contracts they sign and should not be able to hide behind confidentiality clauses.
“There are no shortage of pundits weighing in on the state of the Canadian healthcare system. Too bad the debates aren’t often based on the facts. We deserve better. We deserve evidence.” Dr. Damien Contandriopoulos, Université de Montréal Read …
If we want the best doctors in Canada, our medical schools need to revise and improve their policies to regulate conflicts of interest between medical faculty, residents and the pharmaceutical industry.
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