In addition to patient care, many doctors also have heavy administrative burdens, including insurance company requests and government forms that advocate for their patients’ needs, as well as all the challenges of running an office.
Less than half of Canadians can see their doctor same-day, and millions don’t even have a family doctor. Improving access to care means providing doctors with the support they need to focus on patients.
The house call remains a fundamental medical service in 2020.
From preventing emergency visits to understanding the context of a patient’s health issues, house calls have value in a modern medical practice.
In Canada, female doctors have 31 per cent higher odds of suicidal ideation than their male colleagues, according to a 2018 Canadian Medical Association survey.
Lack of systemic support for women physicians may help explain why it is hard to find a family doctor in Canada.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau delivers his speech in Montreal, on October 22, 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The election results could mean a national pharmacare program will happen, albeit slowly. Canadians can also expect more safe injection sites and money invested in the opioid crisis.
The Ontario government is proposing more than a 30 per cent pay cut for doctors working in new primary care models.
The Ontario government and the Ontario Medical Association are currently engaged in arbitration to determine how family doctors will be paid.
The Family Medicine Forum, Nov. 9, 2017, the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
This week’s annual Family Medicine Forum is an opportunity for your family doctor – to cave or resist in the face of Big Pharma sponsorship and marketing.
Family physicians are a relatively new innovation in the South African health system.
Family physicians have started to play a key role in the district health system in South Africa.