Entries by Cynthia Vezina

COA Response to the Constitutional Challenge to B.C.’s Ban on Private Health Insurance led by the Cambie Surgery Centre – 2016

The publicly-funded Canadian health-care system has historically offered reasonable solutions to patients, but the COA is concerned that the current model is not effectively meeting certain benchmarks for musculoskeletal care in this country, including long wait times for orthopaedic consultation and surgery. The COA Position Statement on Access to Orthopaedic Care in Canada states that […]

Charter for Orthopaedic Surgeons

The goal of Canada’s orthopaedic surgeons, in partnership with their patients, is to provide the best musculoskeletal health care possible. The COA Charter for Orthopaedic Surgeons is a document which outlines the roles and responsibilities of orthopaedic surgeons in planning delivery of musculoskeletal care. Read the full Charter here.