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ER a costly alternative to recruiting more GPs

I've been in the Whitehorse General Hospital emergency room at least 35 times in the last five years in order to get my prescriptions renewed. I was recently told that each emergency room visit costs the Yuk

I’ve been in the Whitehorse General Hospital emergency room at least 35 times in the last five years in order to get my prescriptions renewed.

I was recently told that each emergency room visit costs the Yukon government nearly $400. So the Yukon government would rather pay $14,000 for me to get my prescriptions renewed rather than recruit more diligently to satisfy the demand for general practitioners.

Christian Torbik

Whitehorse