Ministry Reports

Physicians for Ontario : Too Many? Too Few? For 2000 and Beyond

Prepared by Dr. Robert McKendry
for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care,
December 1999


On July 23, 1999, Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care appointed a Fact-Finding Commissioner to provide advice on the scope and nature of physician supply, mix and distribution issues. At the same time, she made a commitment to establish an Expert Panel to undertake longer term planning for Ontario's physician workforce.

Over a period of less than four months, the Fact Finding Commissioner reviewed quantitative and qualitative data from existing physician resources reports, five physician databases, new survey material, and interviews with more than 150 people. As far as practicable, this report is an evidence-based study of the issues and possible solutions.

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December 1999

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