Canadian Medical Assocation
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2.2

hours spent per week on research by physicians in Manitoba

Physician Workforce surveys
From: CMA Workforce Survey 2017

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74%

of family physicians are partially or completely closed to new patients

Physician Workforce surveys
From: CMA Workforce Survey 2017

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39%

of cardiologists report feeling overworked

Specialty Profiles
From: CMA Cardiology Profile, 2018

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172

family physicians per 100,000 people in Newfoundland and Labrador

Specialty Profiles
From: CMA Family Medicine Profile, 2018

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52%

of Canada's physicians are family physicians

Canadian Physician Data
From: Basic physician facts, 2018

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82

of physicians use electronic medical records in their practices

Physician Workforce surveys
From: CMA Workforce Survey 2017

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63%

of psychiatrists provide on-call services

Specialty Profiles
From: CMA Psychiatry Profile, 2018

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For years, the CMA has been using surveys to ask physicians about their practices. Topics have ranged from workload to adoption of information technology in their practices. These surveys have allowed PDC to observe changing trends in the physician workforce in Canada over the years.

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CMA Workforce Survey (2017)

The CMA Workforce Survey aimed to collect information from physicians on a wide range of topics relating to their practices in Canada, including but not limited to workload, practice settings, remuneration methods, waiting times, use of information technology and employment. The information collected builds on the work done through the National Physician Survey.

National Physician Survey (NPS) (2004-2014)

The NPS (2004-2014) takes the pulse of Canada’s medical profession through input from Canadian physicians, residents and medical students. The data support health care planning, research, policy, curriculum development, and advocacy.

Physician Resource Questionnaires (1998-2003)

Prior to the National Physician Survey, the CMA conducted annual physician resource surveys. Select results from those surveys are posted on CMAJ.

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