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Re: US Health Care - Still No. 1 (when compared to sub-Saharan Africa)
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2006, 03:33:38 PM »
Do Canadian Doctors get sued for malpractice?

Yes, they do.

Interesting. Austrian doctors do not - and if they do, the courts dismiss the case routinely.

Got a case or three of Canadian malpractice to support your claim?
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Re: US Health Care - Still No. 1 (when compared to sub-Saharan Africa)
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2006, 03:44:07 PM »
Let me research it, but my soon to be sister-in-law is from the Northwest Territories and we were just discussing the topic two weekends ago. (I know it is hearsay, let me see what I can find).

Of note is that the Canadian system is much different than most of the European systems. It is really different than most any system. Interestingly, some Americans like to talk about states rights (well they used to before they needed to dispense with it to get W elected), but Canadian Provinces have far more independence than any US state. The Canadian Healthcare system has variations amongst the provinces.
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Re: US Health Care - Still No. 1 (when compared to sub-Saharan Africa)
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2006, 03:51:30 PM »
Here is a site run by lawyers, just to prove that medical malpractice exists in Canada:

http://www.lawmedmal.ca/

Another one specific to British Columbia:

http://www.victorialaw.bc.ca/injury/medical-malpractice.htm

A lawyer in Toronto:

http://www.lawyershop.ca/regions/ontario/toronto/toronto-medical-malpractice-lawyers.php?PHPSESSID=a559f349a7bc715f3718b7d0dade5152

Here are lawyers who defend medical professionals for a change:

http://www.harpergrey.com/services-area-8.html

Here are some guys in Windsor, Ontario

http://www.gregmonforton.com/medical-malpractice.asp

And Montreal:

http://www.kugler-kandestin.com/areas_medical.html

Here's a brief article on the rise in cost of malpractice insurance in Canada:

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0999/is_7235_320/ai_61025566


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Re: US Health Care - Still No. 1 (when compared to sub-Saharan Africa)
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2006, 04:20:39 PM »
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Why? Why not do it nationally? Why fund it with a sales tax as opposed to another type of tax?

The better question is why not. If it is a local option everyone decides whether it is a worthy expense. At the fed level the will of the people gets diluted.

Everyone pays sales tax. Not everyone pays income tax.

At a local level interested parties can experiment with the proper mix of services vs costs. At the federal level usually one size fits all.

Let it incubate at the local level.


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« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2006, 05:46:55 PM »
The wider the pool, the less each person has to spend to make a difference. 
Fund nationally with income tax, which should go back to 1940 levels.
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« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2006, 06:18:21 PM »
Fund nationally with income tax, which should go back to 1940 levels.

Amend the Constitution to mandate that the Fed Provide such care 1st, then we'll talk.  If it's so desired by so many, should be no problem, right?
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« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2006, 07:29:12 PM »
     I was wondering how much more or less Malpractice insurance is an expence for Canadian Doctors to cope with.

     American Doctors still find practice lucrative but their insurance rates are a big bite , so much so that some frequently sued specialties are suffering flight to other specialties.


       Does sueing a government paid doctor or a government run hospital amount to sueing the government ?

        Do incompetant practicioners get culled better?

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Re: US Health Care - Still No. 1 (when compared to sub-Saharan Africa)
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2006, 11:24:48 PM »
<<Do Canadian Doctors get sued for malpractice?>>

Yeah but Canada has a cap on damages for pain and suffering, it's $100,000 in 1973 dollars, currently about $260 - $270,000.