Press Releases 2013

  • A delegation of the main medical stakeholders in Québec is off to New Hampshire on a mission to discuss best practices related to overdiagnosis

    Monday 09 September 2013

    Montréal, September 9, 2013 - On the initiative of the Québec Medical Association, presidents and/or executives of the main medical organizations in Québec are leaving for Hanover, New Hampshire, today to talk to their counterparts from Australia, England and the US about best practices at the Preventing Overdiagnosis conference (conference Web site) that will take place from September 10 to 12. ...

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  • QMA Agrees with the Conclusions of the National Report on the Impact of Demanding Work Hours on Resident Physicians

    Thursday 27 June 2013

    Montréal, June 27, 2013 – The Québec Medical Association welcomes the release of the national report on the impact of demanding work hours on resident physicians. The QMA feels that it was essential for a national steering committee, composed of Canadian health care organizations and stakeholders, to examine the problem of resident duty hours, for which it submitted a motion to the General Council...

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  • Doctors want public coverage extended to all medical imaging in Quebec

    Wednesday 10 April 2013

    MONTREAL, QC, April 10, 2013 - Quebec’s doctors and medical students are asking the government to extend public coverage to include all medical imaging, an essential element in patient care. Noting that a number of tests (ultrasounds, CT scans, and magnetic resonance imaging) are paid for by patients when they are conducted outside the hospital, they are asking for these exceptions to the Health ...

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  • Over $5 billion in inefficient healthcare spending

    Monday 08 April 2013

    The Québec Medical Association to mobilize and take action to optimize healthcare MONTREAL, April 8, 2013 -The Québec Medical Association (QMA) estimates that overdiagnosis, overtreatment, gaps in healthcare coordination, hospital-acquired infections, medication errors, preventable incidents, and readmissions at every level of the healthcare system cost an estimated $5 billion that could be...

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  • Letter to the editor : No to the empty-chair strategy!

    Thursday 07 February 2013

    Montréal, February 6, 2013 - The decision by Réjean Hébert, Quebec’s Minister of Health and Social Services, to withdraw from the provincial-territorial working group on health innovation leaves the medical profession perplexed. This working group brings together representatives of health professionals and the provincial and territorial governments. It is an excellent example of cooperation. Howe...

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  • The QMA Has Reservations Regarding the Ménard Committee Report

    Thursday 17 January 2013

    Montréal, January 16, 2013 – The Québec Medical Association (QMA) has reservations regarding the Ménard committee report about introducing legislation in response to the recommendations of the Select Committee on Dying with Dignity. Nevertheless, it recognizes the importance of enshrining in law the right to receive palliative care. The report’s proposals recognize medically assisted death as app...

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