Guest Blog

We welcome your contributions and look forward to building up this forum as a place for informed discussion and debate about important issues in Canadian health care. If you would like to contribute to the blog, please contact me at: docbobbell@gmail.com.

Setting Your Spidey Sense Level

Every family doc knows that your spidey sense level can determine whether you upset patients with unnecessary testing and referrals or risk missing a rare condition with potentially profound consequences.

Dr. Bob Bell isn’t apologizing for medicare

He spoke with us about his eight-part investigation of different international health systems, his motivations, and the comments from doctors.

Unrecognized Physician Pay Inequities in Canadian Medicine

While the feminization of the physician workforce has been well documented and discussed, another shift has also taken place which has not been very well recognized in the typical analysis of physician profiles.

Vaccination: A shared Responsibility

Our laws require adults to wear helmets while riding a motorcycle. How on earth is it that we do not protect our most vulnerable from completely preventable infectious diseases? Mandatory vaccination must be a priority.

Male FPs out-earn women FPs annually by over 30%: Ontario data

As the proportion of women in medicine continues to rise, the pressure to examine, understand and potentially address the pay gap will also rise rapidly, writes Dr. Boris Kralj.

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