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Subject:  Quebec healthcare crisis Date:  11/15/2012  4:06 PM
Author:  DrBob2 Number:  413080 of 456992

It’s a crisis for Quebec women’
www.montrealgazette.com/touch/story.html?id=7537213
Surgery wait times for deadly ovarian, cervical and breast cancers in Quebec are three times longer than government benchmarks, leading some desperate patients to shop around for an operating room. But that’s a waste of time, doctors say, since the problem is spread across Quebec hospitals. And doctors are refusing to accept new patients quickly because they can’t treat them, health advocates say.

A leading Montreal gynecologist said that these days, she cannot look her patients in the eye because the wait times are so shocking. Lack of resources, including nursing staff and budget compressions, are driving a backlog of surgeries while operating rooms stand empty. The latest figures from the provincial go