Alberta doctors started negotiating in November, but has had 6 proposal shot down by Shandro. Before negotiations began, Shandro introduced legislation to tear up the contract with Alberta doctors should negotiations fail.
@roger4LivMac If this was about sustainability, the evidence is clear that investing in primary care is where lives and money can be saved.
These cuts do the opposite.
These cuts just serve @shandro and his private insurance company.
@roger4LivMac@shandro Adding Family Physicians to a population improves health outcomes greater than any other physician group. For every additional 10 family physicians per 100,000 population, there are 15 fewer deaths, 40 fewer hospitalizations7 and an average increase in life expectancy of 52 days
Now that @Albertadoctors are getting the courts to support the fight against #COVID19, it is time we use our energy to unite with other advocacy groups in Alberta for all social issues that affect our patients.
Physicians are currently paid more to see patients in person than over the phone/virtual/using an app. In fact, the payment for phone calls/virtual health is so low, that you can’t pay for office expenses on that income.