OTTAWA, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada will release the results of a national study tomorrow that focuses on the growing number of newly certified specialist physicians who cannot find relevant work in Canada, despite the health care system's often lengthy wait times for surgeries and appointments.
Titled, Too many, too few doctors? What's really behind Canada's unemployed specialists?, the report presents the results of two years of research led by the Royal College. It is the first study of this kind in Canada that takes a comprehensive and factual approach to determining the scope and underlying causes of this complex health care issue that touches virtually all Canadians.
|Date:||Thursday, October 10, 2013|
|Time:||8:00 a.m., Eastern Time|
|What:||The report "Too many, too few doctors? What's really behind Canada's unemployed specialists?" will be posted online at www.royalcollege.ca/physician_employment along with a news release. The news release will also be issued nationally via Canada NewsWire.|
The report provides a national overview of survey data obtained in 2011 and 2012 from new Royal College-certified specialists, in addition to presenting unique insights from key informant interviews with physicians, health care leaders, planners, educators and residents. The survey data are further broken down according to the province in which specialists completed their postgraduate training. Canada's 17 medical schools are situated in eight provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Embargoed copy: The report is now available to news media only under an embargo that ends at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, October 10, 2013. To request an embargoed copy of the report, please email [email protected], indicating that you accept the embargo conditions.
About the Royal College
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (http://www.royalcollege.ca) is the home of specialty care in Canada, setting the setting the standards for postgraduate medical education, supporting the continuing professional development of 44,000 members, and shaping health system innovations nationwide.
SOURCE: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
For further information:
Jean-Paul Brasseur, tel. (613) 830-4766, [email protected]