Canadian Collaborative Centre for Physician Resources, April, 2012.
“According to the CMA Masterfile (members and non-members), as of January 2012, there were 4,426 licensed psychiatrists in Canada. This number excludes residents but includes licensed non-clinicians. Psychiatry has a disproportionately large number of older physicians compared to most disciplines; over half (51%) are age 55 or older. This compares to 40% of all physicians of a like age.”
Canadian Family Physician, Fast Fact, April, 2012.
“It is encouraging to hear that, according to National Physician Survey (NPS) data, the substantial investments in this area are beginning to have an effect. Advanced diagnostic services are rated by FPs and GPs as being increasingly accessible. The proportion of physicians rating access as “poor” has decreased from 37% in 2004 to 19% in 2010, while the proportion of those rating access as “excellent” or “very good” climbed from 9% in 2004 to 19% in 2010.”