Reports

Demand for Physicians and their Services

Canadian Medical Association, June, 2014.

“Depending on the specialty, physicians are experiencing both increased and decreased need for their specialty. However, increased demand may not result in increased provision of services in a timely fashion if access to resources such as hospital beds is viewed as less than optimal; this will not only vary by specialty but by province as well.”

Demand for Physicians and their Services (C3PR, June, 2014, PDF)

Comparing Graduates of Canadian Medical Schools and International Medical Graduates

Canadian Medical Association, May, 2014.

“Similarities between GCMS and IMGs who have been licensed in Canada for at least 8 years were seen with respect to location, percentage who were FPs, plans to relocate and professional satisfaction. Significant differences occurred between Canadian graduates and those more recently licensed IMGs. Here there is a clear difference in work hours, location, future plans and satisfaction. As a group, they seem less settled and content in terms of their practice setting and career fulfillment.”

Comparing Graduates of Canadian Medical Schools and International Medical Graduates – Results of 2013 National Physician Survey. (C3PR, May, 2014, PDF)

Impact of Interprofessional Practice on Access to Resources and Patient Waiting Times

Poster presented at the Taming of the Queue Conference in Ottawa, ON, March 2014.

“Physicians in an IP practice reported greater satisfaction with access to most health care professionals and clinical resources than those in a solo or group practice. Better access could mean shorter waiting times for patients. The Patient’s Medical Home model promotes interprofessional teams delivering patient-centred care for all Canadians.”

2014 Taming of the Queue – Impact of Interprofessional Practice on Physician Access to Resources and Patient Waiting Times (2014, March, PDF)

Rural and Urban Practices – Where they differ and where they don’t

Canadian Medical Association, March, 2014.

“We continue to see heavier workloads among rural physicians with them typically being on-call over 3 days per month more than their more urban colleagues. It is equally interesting to note, however, the similarities in accessing services and providers where it is often assumed the challenges will be greater in the more bucolic areas of Canada. They have embraced electronic health records to the same extent and over half of both groups say it has increased the productivity of their practice.”

Rural and Urban Practices – Where they differ and where they don’t. (C3PR, March, 2014, PDF)

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