This article, written by Ken Seethram, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, appeared in September 2012's issue of the BC Medical Journal.
The Specialist Services Committee has approved in principle 21 projects for one-time funding worth approximately $8 million.
As of June 1, 2012 the SSC has implemented two new fees that support specialists providing enhanced care planning for patients.
Earlier this year, the SSC made up to $5 million available on a one-time basis (i.e.
Chronic pain affects one in five Canadians and is considered a silent epidemic. Pain BC is a non-profit organization comprised of patients, health care providers, physicians and others determined