16 April 2010

I'm curious... can anybody beat...

...seven & a half hours in the emergency room with a sick fevered child in their lap... and more importantly... why does it cost so damn much?

-- MCSLIPPERYLAND -- Ontario is paying more per capita than other provinces for its doctors, and shaving 10 per cent off that difference would spell $220-million in savings, a new report suggests.

“Based on per capita calculations we spend $2.2-billion more on doctors in Ontario than they do in other provinces.”
Are Ontario taxpayers just big tippers?


16 comments:

langmann said...

In my line of work, the physicians make more money in Alberta than here. Same with Texas with lower standard of living.

So if they cut my salary guess where I'll go.

IMHO doctors are a large cost to the health care system. However we are the basis of it.

But next time you walk into the hospital compare the number of patient beds to the number of bureaucrat offices and then ask yourself - why?

The Grey Lady said...

Dang Langmann that's where my family doctor went, Texas. He packed up his old kit bag when the OCOPAS was tinkering with their idea of compelling all doctors to preform abortions. Got a really nice postcard from him and lots of hours wasted at a clinic as no room at the inn of the other family doctors in my area. Beautiful.

Texas also has great pro-gun laws and one of the best Castle laws anywhere. Sigh.

Neo Conservative said...

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"langmann says... next time you walk into the hospital compare the number of patient beds to the number of bureaucrat offices"

yup... you're preaching to the choir here...

"Ontario taxpayers are paying the lion's share of a $1.4-billion plan to rebuild and maintain a Toronto hospital, including renovating the historic Don Jail building into stunning new office space for administrators."

and, you're right... remove the doctors from the equation here... and what do you have... some kind of fancy-ass human rapid lube?

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oxygentax said...

Neo,

We should be so lucky if they actually used lube for a change.

As for Doctors moving to Texas, too many socialists don't understand that Ayn Rand was only exaggerating the ease of human capital movement to prove a point. It happens all the time, it just isn't as pronounced and announced as she portrayed it.

Anonymous said...

Bureaucracy equals jobs for socialists at everyone else's expense. (real conservative)

langmann said...

@ Grey Lady,

Yup. The only thing that holds me here is family. Having been all over and lived in areas of the US, quite honestly I find they treat people more like adults there than here. (Its not all hunky dory, and there's loads of socialists there waiting to steal money for themselves, there's also a larger magnitide of poverty (it exists here at the same level but the scale is larger) which is generally caused by the same socialist's policies.)

@ Neo, yeah I'm close to someone who used to Audit one of our fine hospitals. The amount of waste and overspending was interesting...

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Neo Conservative said...

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so sorry, libby... another dozen silly little rants down the crapper.

i guess i'm just way more important to you... than you are to me.

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Neo Conservative said...

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hmmm... make that way, way more important.

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liberal supporter said...
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Neo Conservative said...

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actually... make that way, way, way more important.

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liberal supporter said...
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Neo Conservative said...

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oh, libby... get a girlfriend... get a boyfriend... heck, get a cat.

this is really just very sad.

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