Dr. Lloyd Maybaum is a Calgary psychiatrist and the incoming president of the Calgary and Area Physician’s Association. Originally published from the Calgary Herald, this commentary presents Dr. Maybaums controversial idea about how “queue jumping” could reduce wait-times and level the health care playing field.

Dr. Maybaum says “What I am about to present is an idea that I have hesitantly sat upon for the past eight months. Colleagues have noted that the idea has merit, but suggested that I might need a flak jacket if I ever proposed it publicly. Well, the time has come. ”

In The Case for Queue Jumping we are asked if jumping is already occurring in the context of the current health system, then could we somehow learn to embrace the notion of jumping and simultaneously allow all Albertans to benefit?

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