Doctors of BC annual report: A year of innovation and progress

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 57, No. 5, June 2015, Page 197 News

This year’s annual report highlights stories of progress, collaboration, and innovation that represent the host of happenings at Doctors of BC over the past year. The stories are brief—on topics from redesigning the way hip fractures are treated, to reducing polypharmacy, to end-of-life care enriched by planning, to how A GP for Me is taking on physician shortages—but link to more information if readers wish to dig deeper, including other articles, videos, reports, and policy papers.

Of course, the annual report also includes the core reports from the CEO, president, and chair of the Board; financial highlights (with a link to the full financial statements); and reports from all Doctors of BC committees in the White Report.

The 2014–15 Doctors of BC Annual Report is available entirely online at, though it is print-enabled, allowing readers to download and print each page. Complete the online survey that accompanies the report to be eligible to win a night at the Pan Pacific Hotel.

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