False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: The Silo Strategy –Part 1

How did the for-profit labs become the sole providers of laboratory services for all non-hospital patients in Ontario?  These patients, often called community patients, usually need a lab test that is ordered by their family doctor or a nurse practitioner.  In Ontario multinational corporations have achieved a feat unparalleled in any other province in Canada.  ...

False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: Another Local Lab Service Lost

A column in the January 8 Sault Star documents a rural community losing its blood taking services. The Thessalon Hospital, serving Thessalon and area, a satellite hospital of Sault St. Marie Hospital, recently stopped taking blood samples from community patients. Residents in these areas must now drive an extra 85 kilometres to have their blood taken ...