“This bulletin primarily analyzes information from the National Physician Survey, using for the most part results of the 2010 iteration but also tracking trends from 2004 and 2007. For the purposes of this analysis, rural is based on populations the physician respondents reported serving. Grouped together as representing rural areas are: small town, rural and geographically isolated/remote. In 2010, this question was only asked of family physicians (FPs) so the following results are limited to that discipline.”
The National Physician Survey is produced by the CFPC, the CMA, and the Royal College. Our data is drawn from surveys sent to every licensed physician in Canada as well as to all Canadian medical residents and students.