There is a known physician shortage across Canada. In 2017, Canada ranked 28th out of 39 developed countries based on physician-to-population ration (i.e. the number of physicians per 1000 people) (OECD, 2017). On average, there are 2.7 doctors per 1000 people across Canada (OECD, 2017). This is problematic as a physician shortage encourages access to care challenges for patients, and promotes physician burnout in the small group of physicians supporting the larger system. Additionally, work underway by Dr. Paul Kurdyak proposes further segregation of the already small group of physicians supporting our system. Kurdyak outlines three practice styles that separate psychiatrists by their caseloads.
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RT @PsycRecruiter “...you can say we lack resources. But I think the first order of business is to ask, what are we doing with our resources?” - How can we best utilize the small psychiatry group that we have? One solution: shared care teams @Champathways #psychiatry #recruitment #HHR twitter.com/OntPsychAssoc/…
RT @PsycRecruiter Hosted the first Champlain Psychiatry Resident Networking Event on Tuesday. Around 20 residents attended to network with the Chiefs of Psychiatry from the hospitals with acute inpatient mental health services. I'd say it was a success! #Psychiatry #recruitment @Champathways pic.twitter.com/YLNFA9nLSb
Pembroke Regional Hospital welcomes psychiatrist Dr. Valentine Okechukwu, helping increase assessment & followup services for outpatients in Renfrew County & Pontiac. Learn about regional recruiting in Champlain @PsycRecruiter #Psychiatry #recruitment pembrokeobserver.com/news/loc… pic.twitter.com/8qBLf6nWiZ
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