How do we get more doctors to practice in rural communities? This has been a long standing challenge in Canada -- getting physicians to work where we need them -- especially in provinces with large rural populations. Policy makers have created and implemented some promising solutions, but until recently, there has been little evidence on whether or not the solutions are working. Unfortunately, new research indicates that some programs aimed at retaining doctors in rural areas across the country may not be as successful as we'd hoped.
Professor of Health Policy/Health Care Delivery, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Maria Mathews is an advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca and a Professor of Health Policy/Health Care Delivery at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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