Generational attitudes and attributes to affect physician workforce

Kondro, Wayne
November 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/6/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 10, p1172
Academic Journal
The article reports that Ottawa psychiatrist said that generational and gender differences within the national physician pool will exacerbate the shortage of doctors in Canada. According to University of Ottawa Associate Professor of psychiatry Derek Puddester, Health Canada has estimated a shortfall of nearly 6000 physicians by 2010 but that total might well double after factoring in productivity differences among the current 4 cohorts of physicians. It stated that generational attitudes and attributes will have as much of an impact on physician productivity as moves to alternative health care delivery mechanisms, alternative remuneration models and demographic shifts. Furthermore, Puddester successively tags the current 4 cohorts as traditionalists, boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y.


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