December 8, 2011

Gov’t spending millions on out-of-country medical treatments


So far this year, 24 Saskatchewan residents have been approved for out-of-country medical treatment. Coverage for elective services outside of Canada is only considered in exceptional circumstances and must have prior approval from the Ministry of Health… The ministry gets numerous requests from residents to go to the Mayo Clinic. Before a Saskatchewan resident qualifies for out-of-country treatment, the patient must be seen by a specialist who has tried all available treatment options, consulted with his colleagues in the province and across the country and is still unable to remedy the problem.

Regina Leader-Post by Pamela Cowan, 12/7/11

Tags: Canada, International

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