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Friday, November 25, 2016

Fraser Institute's wait time survey: Does it still count if most doctors ignored it? - Health - CBC News



CBC News
 Nov 25, 2016
Only around 20% of doctors responded to questionnaire.

Fill out this survey and have a chance to win $2,000 — that's the annual enticement from the Fraser Institute, an offer made to thousands of doctors whose names appeared on a mailing list.
But it wasn't tempting enough to get doctors to participate.
No medical oncologists in Saskatchewan, Manitoba or New Brunswick took the bait.
Zero responses came back from radiation oncologists in New Brunswick or from cardiovascular surgeons in Manitoba.
Not a single plastic surgeon in Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland answered the questionnaire.
Across Canada, just seven per cent of psychiatrists on the list bothered to answer the short survey asking them to estimate how long their patients are waiting for care.
The Fraser Institute is a think-tank that has long advocated for more private-sector options within the Canadian health care system.....

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