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British Columbia has an excellent global reputation for treatment of cancer and is challenged to maintain and improve the quality of that care at a sustainable cost. Physician remuneration is a critical but under-researched component of cost-effective cancer care. IHSTS is collaborating with health economists at the BC Cancer Agency and the University of British Columbia to examine the impact of physician remuneration on costs and patient outcomes in cancer care.
Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, Chair of the Board of IHSTS, is pleased to announce that George Abbott has joined the board. Abbott held several ministerial portfolios during his 17 years in the BC legislature, and was BC’s Minister of Health from 2005-2009. Dr. Sutcliffe says the decision to recruit Mr. Abbott to the board was unanimous.