“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)
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.