Canadian Doctor Total At Record High

She's had headaches since childhood and has been going to walk-in clinics but is frustrated with the experience. She's tried the provincial service to find a doctor but keeps getting notices saying there are no leads. "It is extremely frustrating," said Speth. "It's just so hard to find someone who will just stay longer than the one year that I need for my physical. They just don't stick around or you know, you can't find anyone who is taking new patients." In 2011-12, clinical payments to doctors' offices also increased nineper cent over the previous year to more than $22 billion, the institute reported. In the two previous years, the increases were 6.1 per cent and 7.9 per cent, respectively. How doctors are paid is also changing. Fee-for-service payments that reimburse doctors for each clinical service they provide continued to be the majority, at 71 per cent, last year. The average cost per service paid was $56.99. Out of the gross amount, doctors pay for taxes, rent, salaries and equipment. Alternative clinical payments, such as paying by hour or by the number of patients in a doctor's practice, rose to 29 per cent, up from 11 per cent of total payments a decade ago. "Now they're being paid in ways that encourages them to see perhaps fewer patients but spend more time with patients, which is particularly important for older patients or patients with chronic disease," Ballinger said in an interview. for beginners

Canadian Doctor Guilty Of Molesting 21 Women

The Montreal Gazette reports the Quebec College of Physicians issued the decree after two University of Montreal ethics specialists were alerted by school staff to separate incidents involving the matter. Imagine a doctor who does a gynecological examination with the sole purpose of ... it goes beyond the imagination. And its degrading to women, Charles Bernard, president of the College des medecins, told The Gazette. The Quebec College of Physicians is, among other things, responsible for dispensing ethical guidance on medical issues for its many member physicians. The Gazette writes University of Montreal ethicists were contacted by a clinic nurse after a young woman asked the health professional during a routine medical exam whether, she was still marriageable. But by then, it seems the ethicists were already grappling with the issue. Two weeks prior, the same researchers reportedly fielded a call concerning an adolescent whose family had forced her to undergo a chastity test at a local clinic. The girl subsequently told her school nurse, who then contacted the university. We got the impression that the physician was pressured by the family in the emergency room. The father was very insistent about having the certificate, and to get rid of the problem, the doctor did it, University of Montreal researcher Marie-Eve Bouthillier reportedly said. The Gazette writes Canadian officials have focused on the issue of late, or since the bodies of four women of Afghan descent were discovered in Ontario in 2009. They were reportedly murdered by relatives in so-called honor killings. view website

Canadian doctors barred from performing virginity tests

(Colin McConnell/Toronto Star via Getty Images) | Colin McConnell via Getty Images Get World Newsletters: Canadian Doctor Molests Women , George Doodnaught , George-Doodnaught-Guilty , Sex Assault Toronto Doctor , Toronto Doctor Sex Assault , World News A Canadian anesthesiologist was found guilty Tuesday of sexually assaulting 21 women while they were helplessly under anesthetic but aware of what was happening. George Doodnaught was accused of kissing, fondling and forcing oral sex on the patients at North York General Hospital in Toronto during a four-year period that ended in 2010. The victims were aware of what was happening but could not move, the court heard. The defense argued that the victims actually had vivid sexual dreams caused by sedatives known to play tricks with memory, and that Doodnaught could not have assaulted them undetected by others separated only by a surgical screen in the operating room. A researcher confirmed at trial that the drugs can cause hallucinations. But he added that it is unlikely that all of the women, who did not know each other, would come forward separately with similar accusations against the same doctor. The prosecution said Doodnaught was an experienced doctor who knew the routines of a busy operating room, and timed the brief assaults to avoid detection. "He had control over their level of anaesthesia and would have known that they could not openly resist," Ontario Superior Court Judge David McCombs said in his ruling. "He relied on the amnesiac effects of the drugs to shield him from complaints." Doodnaught is scheduled to return to court next month to set a date for sentencing. Copyright (2013) AFP. All rights reserved. Contribute to this Story: more bonuses