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Physician practice patterns

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy778
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the profession continue to critically analyse patterns of practice of physicians and that consumers be encouraged to critically analyse patterns of utilization of medical services by the patients.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the profession continue to critically analyse patterns of practice of physicians and that consumers be encouraged to critically analyse patterns of utilization of medical services by the patients.
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Provincial health advisory councils

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy700
Date
1973-Jun-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That in each province there be established a health advisory council to advise government in matters relating to health facilities and provision of health care services throughout the province, and that on this council there be representation from the provincial division of the Canadian Medical Association.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1973-Jun-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That in each province there be established a health advisory council to advise government in matters relating to health facilities and provision of health care services throughout the province, and that on this council there be representation from the provincial division of the Canadian Medical Association.
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Patient care, trade unions and the Code of Ethics

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy593
Date
1974-Dec-07
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the ethical physician who, because of the characteristics of his/her work is a member of a trade union or Association with the independent right of strike action, will always place his/her obligation to patient care and support of the Code of Ethics above adherence to the rules of the trade union or association.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1974-Dec-07
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the ethical physician who, because of the characteristics of his/her work is a member of a trade union or Association with the independent right of strike action, will always place his/her obligation to patient care and support of the Code of Ethics above adherence to the rules of the trade union or association.
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Ambulance services

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy786
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, recognizing the vital role of ambulance services in providing mobile life support for the acutely ill and injured, recommends that i) ambulance services be considered, where practicable, a direct extension of a hospital emergency department and integrated with the emergency services, ii) ambulance services incorporate standards of personnel education, vehicular design and life support equipment commensurate with those of the overall emergency care system.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, recognizing the vital role of ambulance services in providing mobile life support for the acutely ill and injured, recommends that i) ambulance services be considered, where practicable, a direct extension of a hospital emergency department and integrated with the emergency services, ii) ambulance services incorporate standards of personnel education, vehicular design and life support equipment commensurate with those of the overall emergency care system.
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Confidentiality of medical records

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy598
Date
1979-Jun-20
Topics
Health information and e-health
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association deplores any action taken by any level of government which threatens confidentiality of medical records.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1979-Jun-20
Topics
Health information and e-health
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association deplores any action taken by any level of government which threatens confidentiality of medical records.
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Treatment of prisoners

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy594
Date
1979-Dec-08
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association believes that all physicians and medical associations should refuse to allow their professional or research skills to be used in any way for the purpose of torture or punishment of prisoners.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1979-Dec-08
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association believes that all physicians and medical associations should refuse to allow their professional or research skills to be used in any way for the purpose of torture or punishment of prisoners.
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Medical direction and administrative responsibility

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy703
Date
1981-Aug-28
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
That the following be adopted as Canadian Medical Association policy: Medical direction and administrative responsibility: a) service departments which carry out prescribed medical diagnostic tests and/or therapy in hospitals or clinics must have a medical director who is accountable to the hospital board through the hospital administrator and professionally accountable through the normal channels to the organized medical staff. Such medical service departments include medical laboratory services, radiological services, respiratory technology, physiotherapy and nuclear medicine services. The appointment of a medical director for each such service department is essential in order to ensure the best possible service to the patient and to the hospital and to coordinate the related medical programs for the patient, b) the size and complexity of some service departments which carry out medical diagnostic tests and/or therapy may require the appointment of administrative assistants to the medical director, and these may be trained in the disciplines of physiotherapy, radiography, medical laboratory technology, respiratory technology, nuclear medicine technology, etc. They should be responsible to the medical director of the hospital services department and should not be head of the department reporting directly to the hospital administrator. In the small centres where there is not a full-time medical specialist on the medical staff the medical director of the service department should be a qualified physician. Such a non- specialized medical director should establish regular communication with a specialist in the field who may be consulted on general and specific questions, c) it is also recognized that some allied health personnel working in service departments have advanced technical and/or treatment skills. These should be recognized and profitably utilized always under the supervision and accountability of the medical director of the specific service.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1981-Aug-28
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
That the following be adopted as Canadian Medical Association policy: Medical direction and administrative responsibility: a) service departments which carry out prescribed medical diagnostic tests and/or therapy in hospitals or clinics must have a medical director who is accountable to the hospital board through the hospital administrator and professionally accountable through the normal channels to the organized medical staff. Such medical service departments include medical laboratory services, radiological services, respiratory technology, physiotherapy and nuclear medicine services. The appointment of a medical director for each such service department is essential in order to ensure the best possible service to the patient and to the hospital and to coordinate the related medical programs for the patient, b) the size and complexity of some service departments which carry out medical diagnostic tests and/or therapy may require the appointment of administrative assistants to the medical director, and these may be trained in the disciplines of physiotherapy, radiography, medical laboratory technology, respiratory technology, nuclear medicine technology, etc. They should be responsible to the medical director of the hospital services department and should not be head of the department reporting directly to the hospital administrator. In the small centres where there is not a full-time medical specialist on the medical staff the medical director of the service department should be a qualified physician. Such a non- specialized medical director should establish regular communication with a specialist in the field who may be consulted on general and specific questions, c) it is also recognized that some allied health personnel working in service departments have advanced technical and/or treatment skills. These should be recognized and profitably utilized always under the supervision and accountability of the medical director of the specific service.
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Health system input/outcome methodologies

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy707
Date
1982-Sep-21
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association develop methodologies to study the relationship between inputs (dollars spent) and the measured outcome of the system (qualitative and quantitative improvements in a population's health status) and work with other agencies to aid the development of this methodology.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1982-Sep-21
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association develop methodologies to study the relationship between inputs (dollars spent) and the measured outcome of the system (qualitative and quantitative improvements in a population's health status) and work with other agencies to aid the development of this methodology.
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Child pornography

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy490
Date
1984-Mar-24
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recognizes child pornography as a form of sexual abuse.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2011-Mar-05
Date
1984-Mar-24
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recognizes child pornography as a form of sexual abuse.
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Criteria for CMA involvement in studies and other research

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy710
Date
1984-Aug-21
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association assess each proposed study on its own merits and that decisions for Canadian Medical Association involvement, or degree of involvement, be based on: quality of research design and methodology, expertise of the investigators, sound statistical analysis, financial liability.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1984-Aug-21
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association assess each proposed study on its own merits and that decisions for Canadian Medical Association involvement, or degree of involvement, be based on: quality of research design and methodology, expertise of the investigators, sound statistical analysis, financial liability.
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Cost containment measures by governments

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy711
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge all governments to withhold the application of such cost containment measures as global budgeting and capping.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge all governments to withhold the application of such cost containment measures as global budgeting and capping.
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Developing awareness of health care costs and restraints

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy712
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the profession to work with other health and health related organizations, such as hospital associations and hospital trustees, to develop a greater public and political awareness of real health care costs and constraints.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the profession to work with other health and health related organizations, such as hospital associations and hospital trustees, to develop a greater public and political awareness of real health care costs and constraints.
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Health care service economic indicators

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy713
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That Canadian Medical Association, in cooperation with the divisions, develop appropriate economic indicators which, from the physician's perspective, reflect unit price changes of each major component making up the total bundle of health care services. This would include a hospital services price index and a physician services price index, adapted for comparison with other indices such as the consumer price index.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That Canadian Medical Association, in cooperation with the divisions, develop appropriate economic indicators which, from the physician's perspective, reflect unit price changes of each major component making up the total bundle of health care services. This would include a hospital services price index and a physician services price index, adapted for comparison with other indices such as the consumer price index.
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Disclosure of peer review committee proceedings

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy803
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge all provincial governments to adopt legislation which protects from disclosure, in legal actions, the proceedings of peer review committees evaluating and reviewing quality of care.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge all provincial governments to adopt legislation which protects from disclosure, in legal actions, the proceedings of peer review committees evaluating and reviewing quality of care.
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Fee for service

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy602
Date
1985-Dec-14
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That charging the patient for services that are not benefits of the government medical insurance act is an ethical act.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Dec-14
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That charging the patient for services that are not benefits of the government medical insurance act is an ethical act.
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Date
1986-Aug-12
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that the divisions continue their efforts to develop relativity within fee schedules.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1986-Aug-12
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that the divisions continue their efforts to develop relativity within fee schedules.
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Physician involvement in organ donation

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy596
Date
1986-Dec-13
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That in conjunction with its provincial/territorial divisions, provincial health insurance programs be encouraged to include a specific listing for physician involvement in organ donation.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1986-Dec-13
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That in conjunction with its provincial/territorial divisions, provincial health insurance programs be encouraged to include a specific listing for physician involvement in organ donation.
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Health services access and utilization guidelines

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy497
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That, in conjunction with the provincial/territorial medical associations and societies, a set of guidelines be drafted for defining access to, and utilization of, health services, identifying the factors that affect use and the relative contribution of such factors. The guidelines should also address the ways to measure and monitor the identified factors.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That, in conjunction with the provincial/territorial medical associations and societies, a set of guidelines be drafted for defining access to, and utilization of, health services, identifying the factors that affect use and the relative contribution of such factors. The guidelines should also address the ways to measure and monitor the identified factors.
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Nuclear medicine services in under-serviced areas

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy567
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the development of innovative technical and administrative procedures to ensure continued appropriate medically supervised services to those communities that cannot support a full time Certificant in Nuclear Medicine.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the development of innovative technical and administrative procedures to ensure continued appropriate medically supervised services to those communities that cannot support a full time Certificant in Nuclear Medicine.
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Induced abortion

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy201
Date
1988-Aug-24
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
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