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.
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.
Community workers are key to transforming health services and the well-being of communities.
South Africa has the potential to improve primary health care.
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.
To become a qualified physician in Canada, medical graduates must complete a two- to six-year medical residency. Competition for spots is becoming increasingly intense.
Thousands of medical graduates across Canada are waiting nervously to find out whether they will secure a coveted residency spot in the area of their choice.