New Contract Ratified
Doctors will receive $135 million over four years
The shortage of family doctors in Nova Scotia is highlighting an area of health access that is creating challenges for patients: prescriptions.
“There’s a number of challenges we see with lack of prescriptions,” Dr. Peter MacDougall said, an anesthesiologist in Halifax.
“Patients running out of their medications, patients taking less than maybe they should. All those kinds of things have an impact on their health and it has an impact on the system as a whole.”