Franయిois Legalt wants to use RAMQ statistics and Act 20 to impose fines on ordinary practitioners who do not take enough patients.
“There, we have a picture of RAMQ for each doctor. And there, we know which doctor cares for a good number of patients. Per capita, Said the Prime Minister.
The Legalt government prefers a negotiated agreement; Also the Federation of General Practitioners. But their positions are currently opposed.
“Government discourse is based on statistics, but we look at it very broadly, without making a detailed analysis, without really analyzing what these doctors are doing. But in reality, many family physicians are already doing a lot of work,” said Dr. Louis Godin, president of the Quebec General Practitioners Association. Stressed.
Sorting out Family Doctor access is a 2018 promise that Franకోois Legalt wants to fulfill.
“Message difficult to swallow”
Government practice, on the other hand, is being questioned by doctors.
“It simply came to our notice then. If we come back after the epidemic, then we have to say we are lazy. The message is still a little hard to swallow, ”said Dr. Emmanuel Huchet, a physician at the Agora Urban Clinic.
She said the number of patients is not the best way to calculate productivity, because each person is unique and comes up with issues that are very complex.
“I’ll give you an example, there’s a mental health problem, there’s depression: I can not spend 15 minutes and I’s probably see him every week, but it’s consistent to make sure he’s good. Said the specialist.