December 3rd, 2009

Cross-border care

By Kelley Luckstein

Record numbers of Ontarians are being sent to the U.S. by their government for routine health care that should be available at home.

 

At 34, Lisa Nancarrow was told her only option was to go home and prepare to die…T

 

hat was until her family found a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, the only place in the world offering the prospect of salvation for adults with severe neurofibromatosis…

 

The Mayo Clinic, which sees about 600 Ontario patients a year, says top reasons include wait times and diagnostic evaluations “when they’ve exhausted options in Canada,” says Mariana Iglesias of the Minnesota-based clinic.

 

Ottawa South, by Melinda Dalton, 12/2/09

Tags: Canada, clinical trial, International, Ontario

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