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.