I ought to start by giving my credentials for writing this commentary. I have a marked aversion to outsiders with limited first-hand experience telling me about the British National Health Service. This is especially so when their questions and comments raise issues that make me feel uncomfortable.

My credentials are all those that I normally abhor. I spent a week in Toronto in May 1999. I visited the medical school and three teaching hospitals. I spoke with many family physicians and some "patients." I interpreted what I heard in the light of my experience and prejudices. Some of the latter will appear in this commentary.


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