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Physicians in Canada, 2017

2019

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For the 11th year in a row, the number of physicians and the number per 100,000 population increased in Canada. [...] The cost of physician services in Canada can be understood by examining total and average clinical payments to physicians, the types of services paid for, and information about the providers and recipients of these services. [...] Notes Due to the greater proportion of short-term, visiting and locum physicians and their lower associated payments in certain smaller jurisdictions relative to larger ones, in an attempt to improve comparability, CIHI has agreed to calculate the average payment per physician using only permanent in-province physicians in P.E. [...] Due to the greater proportion of short-term, visiting and locum physicians and their lower associated payments in certain smaller jurisdictions relative to larger ones, in an attempt to improve comparability, CIHI has agreed to calculate the average payment per physician using only permanent in-province physicians in P.E.

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