37441
35591

BC  

Doctors' advice is a phone call away

It's almost as good as a house call.

The British Columbia government will soon be paying doctors to take telephone calls from their patients.

The province will allow doctors to bill $15 per call, to a maximum of 500 each year starting April 1, as part of its grander scheme to match all patients with a family doctor who want one by 2015.

B.C.'s health minister said Friday that compensating doctors for phone calls will dial down their workloads and help free them up to see more patients at the office, but it's just one piece of the plan to keep costs in check as the government strives to balance the budget.



More BC News

BC
36235
Vancouver Webcam
Webcam provided by webcams.travel
36509
Recent Trending
36106
Castanet Proud Member of RTNDA Canada
34963



33039