New Contract Ratified
Doctors will receive $135 million over four years
There are some positives. New Brunswick and Nova Scotia both saw a decrease in time spent waiting to see a specialist compared to last year -- but still worse than the rest of the country.
"It speaks to the problem of access and why we all want to have a situation where every person has a family doctor who can quarterback if you will, (assess) the need for further testing for further assessments by specialists and the like," said Dr. Gary Ernest, the president of Doctors Nova Scotia.
The only province that has looked seriously at using RVUs is Nova Scotia and it is currently on hold in that province for a couple of reasons, according to Kevin Chapman, director of partnerships and finance for Doctors Nova Scotia.