Dr. Hasan Sheikh: It’s time to change the way we discuss doctors and taxes

On Friday September 22nd the Globe and Mail Report on Business section published a commentary by Dr. Hasan Sheikh supporting the tax proposals. Dr. Sheikh gets further into the overall physician compensation issue. Doctors know how the current methods of remuneration are mainly very inequitable. The predominant fee for service payment system leads to tremendous inequities for doctors. For more about physician payment and its reform see my 2004 Prescription for Excellence chapters 9 and 14. We’ll be talking about this issue more and more in the next few years.