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It's 210 transplants and counting at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Authors
  • Gray, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
Publication Date
Jun 15, 1995
Volume
152
Issue
12
Pages
2029–2032
Identifiers
PMID: 7780911
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Ottawa Heart Institute, the site of more than 200 heart-transplant procedures since 1984, is preparing for the retirement of its founder, Dr. Wilbert Keon, in 2001. The institute has developed a national and international reputation, but also faces the same funding challenges as other Canadian health care facilities. Although the cost of the institute's high-tech procedures is challenged by some, Keon makes no apologies. "I haven't the slightest problem rationalizing what we do here," he says. "There are many areas in our health care system that should be tightened up before we cut services with demonstrable benefits." He also thinks there might be room for private care within Canada's publicly funded system.

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