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January 23, 2017

Doctors are an essential part of BC’s health care system – a system that faces continuous challenges as well as opportunities. Improving BC’s Health System Performance, developed by Doctors of BC's Council on Health Economics and Policy, lays out the commitments we are making to help...

October 18, 2016

Family caregivers are individuals who provide care and assistance, without pay, to family or friends with debilitating physical, mental or cognitive conditions. These unpaid caregivers are an integral, yet often invisible, part of British Columbia’s health care system. Research shows that an...

September 9, 2015

Precision medicine refers to the use of an individual’s genomic and epigenetic information, including individual patterns of disease, in order to provide targeted treatment that is tailored to the person’s genetic profile potentially leading to better individual treatment.

Precision...

May 11, 2015

In February 2015, the Ministry of Health (MoH) released policy discussion papers on three cross-sector focus areas: primary and community care, rural health services, and surgical services. The MoH also released enabling papers relating to health human resources and a patient-centred care...

December 17, 2014

Collaboration is the key to success when it comes to bringing about positive change to health care. That’s why BC’s doctors are engaged with government on ground-breaking joint initiatives that are changing the face of health care and improving the quality of patient care. 

In our...