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May 27, 2019, 07:00 ET Choosing Wisely Canada: Taking action on reducing overuse

Choosing Wisely Canada National Meeting 2019 MONTRÉAL, May 27, 2019 /CNW/ - When it comes to overdiagnosis and overuse, we can make a difference! For the past five years, the Choosing Wisely Canada...


May 23, 2019, 11:43 ET Media invitation - More than 300 participants expected to discuss overdiagnosis and overuse in Canada

Choosing Wisely Canada National Meeting 2019 MONTREAL, May 23, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Medical Association (QMA), in collaboration with its partners, Choosing Wisely Canada and the Canadian...


Sep 27, 2018, 13:48 ET It's time to think outside the box - OPINION - Dr. Hugo Viens, President, Québec Medical Association

MONTREAL, Sept. 27, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - From the time the election campaign got underway, poll after poll has shown healthcare to be the number-one concern of voters. So, why aren't we hearing about...


Oct 23, 2017, 14:00 ET Doctors, patients, managers and workers unite to demand politicians make major changes to the healthcare system

MONTREAL, Oct. 23rd 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - In an unusual and unprecedented gesture, four organizations representing patients, physicians, workers and managers are uniting their voices to demand...


Aug 31, 2017, 13:42 ET Doctors' work environment: the real problem of access

MONTREAL, Aug. 31, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - An investigation by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) among the medical profession confirms that their work environment makes doctors less productive. As...


Aug 17, 2017, 05:30 ET Event hosted by the QMA - Québec's Minister of Health to open the 5th edition of the international Preventing Overdiagnosis conference

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 17, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaétan Barrette, will be giving today the opening address for the 5th edition of the Preventing Overdiagnosis ...


Aug 15, 2017, 05:30 ET Media Advisory - 350 specialists from 21 countries concerned about the pernicious effects of overdiagnosis to meet in Quebec City

The 5th edition of the international conference Preventing Overdiagnosis will be hosted by the QMA MONTREAL, Aug. 15, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Medical Association (QMA), in collaboration with...


Sep 29, 2016, 23:10 ET Reaction to the speech given by Quebec's Minister of Health and Social Services at the Canada 2020 Healthcare Summit - QMA asking Minister Barrette to go beyond the economic vision

MONTREAL, Sept. 29, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Alongside the Canada 2020 Healthcare Summit, the Québec Medical Association (QMA) is inviting Quebec's Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaétan Barrette, ...


Jul 13, 2016, 20:11 ET The QMA and CMA welcome the announcement on home care and await the next step

MONTRÉAL, July 13, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Medical Association (QMA) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) welcome yesterday's announcement by Quebec's Minister of Health and Social...


May 03, 2016, 09:34 ET Extra fees - The federal government must enforce the Law

MONTREAL, May 3, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Medical Association (QMA) supports the legal review filed with the federal court by the FADOQ which aims to force the government of Canada to apply the ...


Apr 14, 2016, 21:27 ET Federal bill on medical aid in dying - The QMA welcomes the federal bill with some reservations

MONTREAL, April 14, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Medical Association (QMA) is pleased with the bill introduced today by the federal government in response to the Supreme Court's ruling invalidating ...


Mar 21, 2016, 17:25 ET Repeal of the Act respecting the Health and Welfare Commissioner - Couillard Government's Powers over Regulatory Agencies

MONTREAL, March 21, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Medical Association (QMA) is strongly opposed to the repeal of the Act respecting the Health and Welfare Commissioner. The Association equally...


Jan 21, 2016, 21:18 ET Incidental charges: Ottawa must enforce the Canada Health Act

MONTREAL, Jan. 21, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Medical Association (QMA) called on the federal Health Minister, Dr. Jane Philpott, who is currently meeting with her provincial counterparts, to...


Oct 05, 2015, 11:51 ET The Québec Medical Association Speaks Out Against the Health Minister's Anti-democratic Attitude Regarding Incidental Charges

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 5, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Medical Association (QMA) is speaking out against the attitude of the Minister of Health and Social Services, who disregarded the democratic process...


Sep 25, 2015, 12:33 ET Health makes breakthrough in the French-language leaders' debate, says the QMA, CMA

OTTAWA, Sept. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The Québec Medical Association (QMA) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) congratulate the organizers of the first French-language leaders' debate for pushing...


Sep 11, 2015, 13:06 ET The Québec Medical Association asks the Government for a public debate on the issue of incidental fees

MONTRÉAL, Sept.11, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Considering the major effects of incidental fees on Quebecers' health, the Québec Medical Association (QMA) is asking the Québec Government for a public debate...


Jul 02, 2015, 16:01 ET QMA proposes solutions to Health Minister, to avoid charging for incidental costs

MONTREAL, July 2, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Medical Association (QMA), which recognizes that charging patients for incidental costs could lead to two-tier medicine, suggests that the Minister...


Apr 15, 2015, 07:00 ET Media invitation - 17th QMA Convention - The medical profession: toward a new social contract

MONTREAL, April 15, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The media is invited to attend the 2015 Convention of the Quebec Medical Association (QMA), which will be held on April 16, 17, and 18. The health sector is...


Mar 25, 2015, 16:00 ET Better access to care: Bill 20 is not the answer

QUEBEC CITY, March 25, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Medical Association (QMA) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) today urged Quebec's Minister of Health and Social Services to explore...


Mar 25, 2015, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Notice to media - The QMA and CMA to make the final presentation at special consultations on Bill 20/

QUEBEC CITY, March 24, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Medical Association (QMA) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will appear before the Health and Social Services Committee at the Quebec...


Mar 24, 2015, 16:05 ET Notice to media - The QMA and CMA to make the final presentation at special consultations on Bill 20

QUEBEC CITY, March 24, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Medical Association (QMA) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will appear before the Health and Social Services Committee at the Quebec...


Feb 06, 2015, 15:23 ET Adoption of Bill 10 - The QMA deplores the invocation of closure and remains concerned about centralization

MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Medical Association deplores the government's invocation of closure in order to pass Bill 10, thereby putting an end to the consultations needed for...


Jan 15, 2015, 17:04 ET Investigation Subsequent to the Health Minister's Statement - The National Physician Survey Has Not Been Manipulated

MONTRÉAL, Jan. 15, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Medical Association (QMA) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), proponents of the National Physician Survey in Québec, confirm that the survey...


Jan 15, 2015, 11:19 ET Letter to the Editor from Dr. Laurent Marcoux, president, Québec Medical Association - Is Québec health care not productive?

MONTRÉAL, Jan. 15, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Letter to the editor released to the media by the QMA – Nobody can deny that there is a problem accessing health care services in Québec, in particular family...


Dec 09, 2014, 15:55 ET Bill 20: Volume Trumps Quality… Where Is the Logic?

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Medical Association (QMA) is concerned that Bill 20 forces physicians to practise volume-based care to the detriment of quality care. If the...