Tag Archives: HQCA

A Distant View

Gold mining and politics have one thing in common.  Sometimes it’s best to take a distant view of the field and look for patterns that might indicate a rich vein.  We’re down to the final days of the PC leadership … Continue reading

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Whose Domain Is It Anyway?

Minister Zwozdesky responded to my email last week—5 months after I’d written to him complaining about my daughter’s 22 hour wait in ER before being admitted to the geriatric ward for gallbladder surgery.  I expressed my support for Dr Parks’ … Continue reading

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Dr Y and the Art of Intimidation

There are 6500 doctors practicing medicine in Alberta;  2000 of them refuse to participate in the Health Quality Council (HQC) review.  These are intelligent, dedicated professionals practicing in ER, internal medicine, paediatrics, anaesthesia, rural practice and addiction-rehabilitation medicine and they … Continue reading

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Apples and Oranges

The Premier was asked to investigate 330 cases of death or unnecessary suffering due to ER waits, 250 cancer deaths while on the surgical wait list and a culture of intimidation that prevents doctors from advocating on behalf of their … Continue reading

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The King of the Moon

Dr Raj Sherman is a passionate man.  He’s been an outspoken advocate for healthcare since 2006 when he told the Edmonton Sun that an 11 day wait in ER was unacceptable.  He came to the attention of the PCs who … Continue reading

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