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Federal Budget 2016: what about health care?
Vassy Kapelos; Global News; March 28, 2016
http://globalnews.ca/news/2604266/federal-budget-2016-what-about-health-care/

Surgeries at teaching hospitals take 22% longer, Canadian study finds: Doing identical elective surgeries in a row might be a better approach
CBC News; March 31, 2016
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/surgery-time-1.3514127

Most Canadians get surgeries on time — once they're on a waiting list, institute reports
Charlie Fidelman; Montreal Gazette: March 31, 2016
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/new-report-shows-most-canadian-patients-are-getting-surgeries-on-time-once-they-can-get-their-names-on-a-waiting-list

How to tell if you're a good candidate for a new knee or hip: Too many people put off joint-replacement surgery because of fear of pain and long recovery times. But with the right support, there's no need to wait, doctors say.
Rajiv Gandhi, Fahad Razak; Toronto Star; March 21, 2016
http://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2016/03/21/need-a-new-hip-or-knee-what-are-you-waiting-for.html

Canadian Medical Association blog post has merit, says Dalhousie prof: Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti's blog post caused stir in Canadian medical community; later pulled by CMA
Zak Markan; CBC News; March 22, 2016
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/francescutti-mainstreet-follow-1.3502889

Provinces will feel the bite when it comes to health care transfers
Konrad Yakabuski; The Globe and Mail; March 28, 2016
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/provinces-will-feel-the-bite-in-health-transfers/article29388708/

Canadian drug companies agree to divulge how much they pay doctors, health groups
Tom Blackwell; National Post; March 28, 2016
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-drug-companies-agree-to-divulge-how-much-they-pay-doctors-health-groups

N.L. doctors recommend changes to avoid harmful health care cuts: Province has asked departments to identify ways to reduce spending by 30 per cent — that's $900M from health
Mark Quinn; CBC News; March 24, 2016
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/n-l-doctors-recommend-changes-to-avoid-harmful-health-care-cuts-1.3505978

Ontario health minister slams 'out of control billing' by some doctors
Keith Leslie; The Canadian Press; March 23, 2016
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/ontario-health-minister-slams-out-of-control-billing-by-some-doctors

Budget shortfall of $6 million also comes with job cuts and changes to 'care delivery'
Jonathan Sher; The London Free Press; March 30, 2016
http://www.lfpress.com/2016/03/30/budget-shortfall-of-6-million-also-comes-with-job-cuts-and-changes-to-care-delivery

Health Minister Gaétan Barrette defends elimination of independent health watchdog: Quebec abolishes health and welfare commission in new provincial budget
Kalina Laframboise; CBC News; March 25, 2016
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/gaetan-barrette-quebec-healthcare-commissioner-2016-1.3507504

PCs pledge to recruit, retain more doctors in Manitoba: Province currently sets aside about $10M per year in bonus money under the Physician Retention Fund
Sean Kavanagh; CBC News; March 22, 2016
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-progressive-conservatives-pledge-to-recruit-retain-doctors-1.3502594

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