The study from the Canadian Institute for Health Information says the number of practising doctors across Canada is at an all-time high at about 70,000.
In Saskatchewan, there's been a struggle to recruit doctors, especially in rural areas.
Dr. Phillip Fourie with the Saskatchewan Medical Association says the study is more of a generalization.
He says there are some specialities where there is an oversupply of doctors.
But he says when it comes to general specialists and family physicians, there is still a shortage, especially in rural areas.
Fourie says that doesn’t mean we should train fewer doctors.
“That’s a mistake that was made in the 1990s and that mistake led to the shortage of physicians that we have now,” he said.
Fourie says it’s important to have a higher rate of doctors than the population is growing, otherwise we'd always be short.
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