access to care

November 5, 2018

As we try to reconcile claims of fiscal responsibility with promises of support to improve healthcare, the question remains: What’s a doctor worth?

With unsustainable healthcare costs, frighteningly high rates of physician burnout and suicide, and a societal trend towards anti-science and...

Cambie or not Cambie
July 16, 2018

The recent injunction by the Cambie Surgery Corporation has brought its court case to new light, and has renewed the debate over how to fund our healthcare system.

On one hand, I have heard from those who feel that only a fully publicly-funded system can provide universal access...

November 23, 2017

A recent study and media reports suggest that physicians, in their quest for work life balance,  are worsening patient access to care. The argument goes like this: the fact that the number of BC family doctors has increased yet they are seeing fewer patients means we are not working as hard as...