On 24 November, 2000, AIMS President Brian Lee Crowley addressed the Nova Scotia Association for Quality in Health Care. Crowley addressed an order of medical ethics beyond that normally covered in such talks. He described the significant impact political and economic considerations have on the central decisions about the design and delivery of health care in Canada. Decisions that we as a society make about how to administer the health care system, who shall have access to the system and under what conditions, what share of the national wealth should be devoted to health care, and who should be entitled to establish policies about access to care.

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