MONTREAL, Jan. 28, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - "In response to the consultations on Bill 10 and the debate elicited by Bill 20, both pieces of draft legislation aimed at restructuring our healthcare system, the Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec (FMRQ) is proud to launch today Operation Diagnosis, a Website that will be used to gather comments from the public and medical residents, in order to highlight the current problems being experienced by young physicians-in-training, and their patients, and to propose tangible solutions to these problems," stated FMRQ president, Dr Joseph Dahine.
In the FMRQ's view, a number of the measures currently being proposed by the government are likely not to generate the expected results. "We hope to document problem situations, identify proposed solutions and submit the findings of this consultation to the Quebec government, so that it takes them into account in its plan to revive the healthcare system," the FMRQ president added. "As representatives of the upcoming generation of doctors, we want an effective public health system, sustained by the efforts of all stakeholders to enhance the care delivered to patients. Through this approach," Dr Dahine went on, "we hope to send a clear message that we wish to play an active role in the process of improving the healthcare system within which we work every day. It is our fervent wish that the government will adopt an approach that proposes to 'diagnose system problems first, and then deal with them'."
Medical residents and the general public, particularly patients who have gone through difficult experiences in their latest dealings with the public healthcare system, are invited to visit the Operation Diagnosis site in large numbers over the next few weeks, and to share their experiences on the campaign Website at www.operationdiagnostic.ca.
Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec
The Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec is made up of the four medical residents' associations of the medical faculties of the University of Montreal, McGill University, the University of Sherbrooke and Laval University in Quebec City. It has more than 3,800 members, of whom one quarter are headed for a practice in family medicine. The others are pursuing training in one of the 53 other specialties recognized in Quebec. Of that number, 39% are men and 61% are women. The duration of postgraduate education in family medicine is two years, while for specialized physicians it varies from five to six years, depending on the specialty chosen.
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For further information: Source: Dr Joseph Dahine, President, Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec; Information and interviews: Johanne Carrier Communications Advisor, Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec, Cell: 514-591-0502, Pager: 514-751-9983, Office: 514-282-0256 or 1-800-465-0215, Email: [email protected]