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The Harmful Effects of Waiting Lists for Patients

The Harmful Effects of Waiting Lists for Patients

October 30, 2014

Waiting lists are a persistent problem in the health care systems of Quebec and Canada, contributing to the deterioration of patient health and quality of life. As part of its health care research program, the Vice President of the MEI, Mr. Jasmin Guénette, met with patients and medical professionals in order to better understand the harmful effects of waiting lists.

Media release: Personal bankruptcy, psychological stress and deteriorating health: A short MEI documentary shows the harmful effects of health care waiting lists

Statements from patients and health professionals taken from the documentary


Links of interest

L'attente pour des soins coûte trop cher (Le Journal de Montréal, October 30, 2014)

Donner la voix aux patients qui attendent (The MEI's Journal de Montréal blog, October 30, 2014)

Putting a Human Face to Health Care Waiting Lists (The Huffington Post, October 31, 2014)
Interview (in French) with Jasmin Guénette (FM 93 Québec, October 30, 2014)  



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