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2012/2016: Behavioural Economics Explains Why Ontario Doctors Are So Livid :: Longwoods.com



Behavioural Economics Explains Why Ontario Doctors Are So Livid

 Essays August 2012
Behavioural Economics Explains Why Ontario Doctors Are So Livid
Ontario is in a fiscal mess and is looking to its physicians to help out. The government wants to freeze the total amount of money paid to physicians, which means rolling back the fees on a number of diagnostic and surgical procedures. Some physicians’ incomes will drop. Shockingly, they are not amused....


Monique Moreau wrote:
Posted 2016/07/19 at 11:09 AM EDT

You seem to have forgotten the 1990's in Ontario when many physicians did leave, or not even establish here, because of Rae economics, with clawbacks, individual physician caps, reduced medical school slots, and so on. It took 15 years to recover.
The excess of current physician people power flows from the cuts to availability of OR time and hospital beds. The outcome of that is people waiting ever longer for their procedures and treatment. But, yes, by all means, pile it on to the backs of physicians; we are used to being the scapegoat for the poor management of the health care dysfunctional system in Ontario.
Now let's announce to the nurses, teachers, police, firefighters, and so on that they are earning too much, more than society can afford, and they need to have their salaries rolled back 7-30%. Let's see how that plays out.

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