As Canadians, we value our publicly funded, not-for-profit health system, where everyone is given equal access to care. To protect this system, RNAO stands at the forefront of a movement to ban a profit-driven practice that threatens the foundation of medicare.
A number of Toronto-area hospitals have been engaging in medical tourism – raising millions of dollars by actively seeking and treating international patients on a pay-for-care basis. RNAO worries this represents a shift to for-profit health care, creating a system where those who pay access care ahead of others.
RNAO is a membership-driven association, and we rely on members’ input to shape our agenda. So once again, we’re putting out our annual call for resolutions for next year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).
With two exciting opportunities available, there’s never been a better time to adopt RNAO’s acclaimed best practice guidelines (BPGs) within your organization. RNAO is inviting proposals from interested and eligible Ontario health-care organizations to join our roster of Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSO).