Doctors appreciate choice

Posted on May 31, 2008 in Health Debates – comment/letter – Doctors appreciate choice
May 31, 2008

Re: Health-care lessons for Ontario – Column, May 28

Since the Local Health Integration Networks were announced in Ontario, doctors have been advocating for a process that will allow for meaningful input to ensure timely, quality care is achieved. All physicians strive to provide patients with the best care possible. Reducing the number of patients who access emergency rooms and implementing province-wide electronic medical records does not hinge on forcing all doctors into collaborative models. In fact, having a variety of practice models for doctors to choose from will make Ontario a more attractive place to practise medicine.

Dr. Ken Arnold, President, Ontario Medical Association, Toronto

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