Doctors call for plan to curb physician shortage

Collier, Roger
February 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/12/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 4, p384
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the creation of a national strategy to ensure sustainability of physician workforce in Canada. The leaders in the health care community are calling for plan to help reduce physician shortage. Among the proposed solutions to compensate for the shortage include increasing opportunities for international medical school graduates, adopting new practice models to enhance patient flow. A survey shows about the loss of about 4,000 doctors and the failure of Canadian medical schools to produce enough graduates to fill the retiring doctors.


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