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We are pay­ing as tax­pay­ers for a health­care sys­tem that harms us, and the per­ver­si­ty of it is that we have to pay again to defend the doc­tors who have done the harm. If that isn’t per­verse I don’t know what is.

—Kath­leen Fin­lay, founder and CEO, The Cen­ter for Patient Pro­tec­tion, CTV Nation­al News with Sandie Rinal­do, July 14, 2019

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We are pay­ing as tax­pay­ers for a health­care sys­tem that harms us, and the per­ver­si­ty of it is that we have to pay again to defend the doc­tors who have done the harm. If that isn’t per­verse I don’t know what is. —Kath­leen Fin­lay, founder and CEO, The Cen­ter for Patient Pro­tec­tion, CTV Nation­al News […]

  [dropcap]Each of the ten doc­tors pic­tured above billed Ontario tax­pay­ers more than $3 mil­lion in 2017–2018, accord­ing to a ground‐breaking inves­ti­ga­tion by the Toron­to Star. Kath­leen Fin­lay, founder of the The Cen­ter for Patient Pro­tec­tion, was inter­viewed for the Star series. Like all Cana­di­an doc­tors, a large chunk of their lia­bil­i­ty insur­ance pre­mi­um — […]

    From the Toron­to Star’s May Warren’s inter­view with Kath­leen Fin­lay — June 2019 I’ve been push­ing for greater trans­paren­cy at all lev­els of health care for some time — every­thing from hos­pi­tal safe­ty rat­ings and med­ical error dis­clo­sure to a nation­al data bank for dis­ci­pli­nary actions/decisions involv­ing pro­fes­sion­al mis­con­duct and, impor­tant­ly, sex­u­al abuse of […]

(Newest from Huff­in­g­ton Post) Deliv­er­ing heal­ing care to patients and fam­i­lies in the after­math of med­ical errors, and their emo­tion­al impacts, ought to be a core func­tion of every provider, too. A recent Cana­di­an study for all provinces except Que­bec report­ed that one in 18 hos­pi­tal­ized patients expe­ri­enced avoid­able med­ical errors in 2014 — 2015. […]

Mak­ing orga­ni­za­tions like the CMPA rich should not be the goal, or result, of gov­ern­ment pol­i­cy. Pro­tect­ing patients  should be. Cana­di­ans who expe­ri­ence med­ical harm at the hands of the health­care sys­tem they pay for are often cha­grined to learn that, if they pur­sue their legal reme­dies in court, they are also foot­ing the bill […]

(Pub­lished in The Huff­in­g­ton Post) On a late Sun­day night one recent long week­end, I was con­tact­ed by a fam­i­ly who was dis­tressed over the treat­ment their elder­ly father was receiv­ing in the hos­pi­tal. I oper­ate an online out­reach clin­ic for patients and fam­i­lies through The Cen­ter for Patient Pro­tec­tion. It has helped thou­sands over […]

  It’s time for a top‐to‐bottom review of just how user‐friendly and fair our health­care com­plaint bod­ies real­ly are.  You expect that casi­nos are going to be slant­ed in favor of the house. But you don’t imag­ine those kind of odds when it comes to com­plaints about hos­pi­tals and health­care providers that may have caused […]

It should be no more accept­able to encounter an absence of com­pas­sion, kind­ness and respect in the health­care set­ting than it is to buy a new car and dis­cov­er they for­got to include the brakes.  Yet it hap­pens to patients and fam­i­lies every­day around the world, along with the emo­tion­al harm it unleash­es. (Pub­lished in […]