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Brian Day, MB

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Dr Day is an orthopaedic surgeon and associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia (UBC/VGH).

Competing interests: Dr Day is the medical director of both the Cambie Surgery Centre (one of 49 shareholders), and the Specialist Referral Clinic (one of 18 shareholders).

Editorials / November 2005

“ The best things in life are free; but you can keep them for the birds and bees, now give me money; that’s what I want.” —John Lennon I doubt if any of us chose to enter medicine because of the potential for... Read More

Editorials / March 2005

Be not the first by whom the new is tried, nor yet the last to lay the old aside. Alexander Pope 1688–1744 The road of scientific progress is frequently blocked for long periods by such errors. (Referring to... Read More

Editorials / July/August 2004

Tired of hearing about the woes of our health system? Loath to read yet another editorial on medicare? Take some consolation in the fact that this may be one of the last editorials needed on this topic. On 8 June 2004,... Read More

Letters / January/February 2004

In a recent editorial piece (BCMJ 2003;45[9]:427) Dr Brian Day suggests that competition among hospitals is what is needed to improve health care delivery in Canada. I’m sure that hospitals in BC would find this very... Read More

Editorials / November 2003

Excellence in any area is seldom achieved in the absence of competition. Two recent personal encounters have reinforced my belief that the introduction of competition is the key to improving patient care in Canadian... Read More

Editorials / March 2003

“Nothing will be a greater incentive for government than the notion that if they don’t deal with the problem, it is in fact going to cost them more money.” —Senator Michael Kirby, Chair, Senate Commission on Health... Read More