DOCTORS' GROUP: NEW DEAL WILL SEND WAIT TIMES THROUGH THE ROOF

Jul 21, 2016

By Bob Komsic

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The Ontario Medical Association is being accused of ”complete surrender” in its negotiations with the Wynne government on a new fee agreement.
As a result, the advocacy group ”Concerned Ontario Doctors,” warns the deal will have a serious impact on patient care.
Hospital Wait Times
The group is worried the deal signed earlier this month will results in longer waiting lists while operating rooms sit idle.
A radiologist and chair of diagnostic imaging for the OMA, Dr. David Jacobs, says the association’s council wanted binding arbitration to settle what he calls the ”war” between doctors and the province.
But he claims OMA negotiators dropped the demand in order to reach a deal that he feels will send wait times for surgeries and diagnostic procedures ”through the roof.”
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