Managing physician shortages: We are not doing enough

Busing, Nick
April 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/10/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 8, p1057
Academic Journal
The author opines that though Canada is aware of the shortage of physicians in many regions of the country, yet the government has not done anything to meet the health services needs. The author comments that many countries face physician shortage and cites the example of United States that has increased 30% in the number of positions in medical schools. The author suggests that the federal, provincial and territorial governments must devise an action plan and fund it to address the shortages.


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