Health care costs and bonuses unjustified. Time to clean house – Press release

Here’s another example that has convinced Équipe autonomiste of the need to correct the way hospitals are run by management and unions.

Did you know that on top of night-shift, evening-shift, and weekend bonuses, there are bonuses for critical care? (ref. 1 page 9 and ref. 2). When a respiratory therapist in an intensive care unit or an emergency department is assigned a patient, this employee is entitled to a bonus that amounts to 10-13% of his/her pay. Yet no bonus at all is given when a respiratory therapist is assigned the same patient in the operating room. This is because a patient who directly enters an operating room, even in an emergency, isn’t considered to be in critical care!?!