Nova Scotia ending bonus for doctors who take patients off wait list
2020-01-09 from cbc.ca
Nova Scotia is scrapping a program that gave family doctors a bonus for taking patients off the provincial wait list.
The program, which offered $150 per patient removed from the list, will end on March 1, two years after being implemented.
Health Minister Randy Delorey said it was never meant to be a long-term solution. He said it was a bridge until a new contract agreement was reached with physicians.
"I think that addresses many of the recruitment retention challenges that are fiscal in nature," Delorey said of the new contract.
Under the new agreement, family doctors in Nova Scotia will go from the lowest paid in the country to the highest paid in Atlantic Canada, according to the Health Department.
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