Doctor Shortage To Worsen, Conference Told

Posted on Sunday, September 30 at 10:52 by N Say
He said increasing career and personal pressures on "baby boomer" physicians will exacerbate the shortage of medical professionals in Canada.

Health Canada estimates that by 2010, Canada will be short 5,800 physicians. However, Puddester said new physicians tend to work fewer hours than established doctors, a productivity difference that could translate into a real shortage of 10,400 physicians.

[According to the new boss of the Canadian Medical Association Canada loses the equivalent of 1 graduating class each year to emigration also. -- NSay] [Proofreader’s note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on October 1, 2007]

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