More than 4,000 people ejected from the counter for family doctors

More than 4000 people at the family medicine counter

MISE & Agrave; DAY

Thousands of people waiting for a family doctor have been taken off the waiting list for missing their call. & nbsp;

Already more than 4,000 people have been removed from the list under a new directive from the Department of Health and Social Services. Those people who miss a call from a clinic, a health facility or an appointment up to twice are removed from the waiting list.

A situation that has been sorry the president of the Council for the protection of the sick, Paul G. Brunet.

“We decided to crack down on the bad patients […], when people tell us that sometimes they miss the call because they are already in another medical appointment. There are elderly people and people with health conditions, ”he lamented.

What is all the more distressing is that the proportion of missed appointments amounts to around 15% of the circumstances leading to a non-event, according to Mr. Brunet.

“85% of other situations are not due to patients. I do not understand why we do not work more on the 85%, unless it is easier to plant the bad patients who fail twice, ”he said indignantly.

The unsubscription of patients particularly frustrates the elderly who do not miss calls or appointments “for the sake of it.”

Ejected people must therefore re-register at the counter if they wish to have appointments. you or a family doctor.

“The possibility of seeing a doctor is so rare, people do not miss an appointment or a phone for fun”, hammered Mr. Brunet.

“Why we do not blame to the establishments, to the doctors who are sometimes responsible for these refusals or these absences from the holding of an appointment or a surgery ”, he wondered.

According to echoes that 'he had with the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Paul G. Brunet, Quebec could effectively “provide for certain penalties for physicians and establishments”.

To prevent such situations from occurring in too many in the future, Mr. Brunet thinks that the ministry could diversify its methods of communication.

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