Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, 15, 1972 THE IETH6KIDGS HIRAID 9 Doctors urged to tackle fee problem Amateur hockey players MONTREAL (CP) Doctors themselves must get busy and alter the fee schedules which allow some doctors to earn much more than other "equally dedicated, hard-work- ing the retiring president of the Canadian Medi- cal Association said Wednesday. Dr. II. D. Roberts of St. John's, Nfld., said in his fare- well address 'the great income disparities between various seg- ments of our profession are matters of the highest priority." Doctors must tackle the prob- lem now and not be forced into a position of reacting if provin- Medical students need training MONTREAL (CP) Medical students would get more experi- ence in doctors' offices in addi- tion to their hospital training under a recommendation passed Wednesday nl the Canadian Medical Association annual meeting. "It's time got rid of Die horizontal complex in mcdicnl idea thai if a per- son's not In a hospital bed he's not said one of the speak- ers from Ihc floor in supporting tlit? resolution. Dr. H. I-'. Clarke of Ktlmonton agreed, saying the education of medical students has been too hospital-oriented and more at- tention should be given to am- care. This over-emphasis on hospi- tal care may he one re.'ison for Iho over-use of hospitals, lie said. Young doctors may nol know how to Ireal Ilicm any- where cUc, Under the association's rec- ommendation to (he Itoyal Col- lege of Physicians and ajid Ihe medical colleges, expe- rience In consulting rooms nnd In "nmbubiory care at Ihe community would de- eirnhle before ccrUficMinn. Tbo CM A recommendation is not binding on the colleges. MAY BE KEQUIRKD H uouM mean Umt a aliirlcnl vlshlng to po into specially such AS obstetrics would require will) a tjunlifU-d Ax- lor In his office and poMlbly in community clinics. All rcsoiuLloTus dealt with dur- Uig the 4 b u ft k n c K Wtducsday Arow from tho re- port of Ihe nuxllcnl crlucatitm committee. Atwut son doctors, voting memhcni of council, attcrxlctl llw uns .T rfcommcn- dalion approvlnR tlvi principle of "limtlcd liccnsurc'1 (or prac> Uclng doctors. Provlncij] lircn bodies will .T-'rctt to limit Iho licence nf n doctor lo (he specific IicMs tn which he Jus traininK. Dr, R. G. McAuley, chairman of the education committee, said some medical schools now allow n student to prepare a specially, such as pediatrics, right from the start without a general practice background. This meant such a doctor might not be prepared to treat adults, At present, hospital boards prevent such doctors from per- forming surgery1 adults or from getting involved In areas out-side their fields, but "there arc no safeguards outside thv lospitals." Albertu will consulted EDMONTON (CP) The A! bcrtfl government hns been As- lured thai tho federal Rcnern- merit's new foreign Ufcc-ovor policy doc-s not include on equal- uation concept, Don (irUy. tho province's tiunlMcr <4 fcd- tral and irilcrgoscmment.il af- fairs. Herb Gray, federal minister at revenue, met w-iih Allxrta jabinet members, lo durum the policy, irxl n.vsurcd provincial they will be consulted In an interview allcr the closed-door meeting, Mr, Getty laid Alberta hns Tven concern- ed thai the proposed new screening poliry could prohibit tho sale of a cimpnny in e have province such as while permillinR it in .1 have- not province, for example the cial gvernmonts take matters into their own hands, he said. "A foe schedule which only perpetuates the growing gap in incomes between equally dedi- calexl, hard-working physicians al the bottom end of the earning totem pole and a few sub-spe- cialists at the top cannot be tol- troled. "The public won't tolerate It and neither can we." Provincial government r e- poris on doctors' incomes dur- ing the last couple of years :iave shown that some groups have gross incomes of about a year while others earn or even less. Spe- cialists appear to be major oe- c u p a n t s of the high-income brackets. SHOULD WOF1K TOGETHER Dr. Rolwrts said physicians must work these disparities out among themselves and suggests alterations in (he fee schedules lo make incomes more equita- ble. 'If not, and we continue to be characterized a s squabbling, money-hungry mercenaries rather than dedicated, hard- working healers trying to do a i difficult job, then we better get 1 prepared for losing what little self-control remains over our own practices." Dr. itoberts said doctors are trying to hold back rising health care costs controlling their However, incomes of doctors working for governments "are rising faster than men in the H e suggested governments should not point the finger at the medical profession all the time. Dr. Roberts, who described himself as outspoken and not always in agreement with tho association's board of directors, also said he favors public representation on medical licensing boards. While only medical doctors were suited to judge the technical and medical aspects of doctors' practices, "the presence of a public representative would go a long way toward convincing the general public that the board was concerned with something other than the narrow interests of the profession." Dr. Kobarts was succeeded by Dr. Gustave Gingras of mone TORONTO fCP) under t formation on good players that the team should go after. "If it were a good lead, naturally the club would be more than happy to take you out -to dinner and look after seeing you saw some hockey games." THINKS IT WAS CAIIA Crown Attorney Clay Powell asked who set the SCO limit weekly salary limit for amateurs and Gregory said he believed it was the Canadian Ara-ateur hockey Association. "I'd say the rule came into effect because some junior players were making so much money that when they went into the pros they were almost taking a Gregory Powell then produced an auditor's statement for Maple Leaf Gardens for the year ending Aug 31, 1960, which included "payments for amateur hockey" totalling Powell said evidence would be presented later about the statement, but he asked Gregory if those were expenses above the regular weekly salaries of the players. 'I never approved one of Mr. Ballard's expense accounts so I don't know what he may have put through the Gregory said. 11] e trial continues. Man killed as truck hits cow CARSTA1RS Brian James Van Holland, 2, of Calgary was killed Wednesday when his car and a truck collided on Highway 2, minutes after the truck struck a cow that had wandered onto the highway. Carstairs is 40 miles north of Calgary. Police said the north-bound truck went out of control after striking the cow, crossed a median and collided with the south-bound Van Holland car. Two othci occupants of the car were In a Calgary hospital suffering undetermined injuries. Driver of the truck suffered minor players often are paid cash above Hie limits set for salaries by amateur hockey authorities, Jim Gregory, general manager of Toronto Maple Leafs, testified Wednesday. Gregory was testifying in the fraud and theft trial of Maple Leaf Gardens president Harold Ballard. Gregory was general manager of Toronto Marlboros hockey club from 1964 to 1968 when the Marlboros were a sponsored farm team of the Maple Leafs. Asked by Ballard's lawyer, J. J. 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