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CBC News: Doctors stretched thin in rural areas: study

CBC News: Doctors stretched thin in rural areas: study: “About 21 per cent of the population live in rural areas, with populations of 10,000 or less, and about nine per cent of doctors work there, says the study published on Wednesday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information in Ottawa.”

Doctor shortages suck, but the rural folk get no 9ok, a little) sympathy from me. I live in a city and it’s still impossible to find a doctor here. A week or two ago the local news stated that the region would need about 41 new family physicians to fulfill current needs. I know I rely completely on the walk-in clinics for all my care. I guess it’s just unfortunate that rural citizens don’t have quite as many options for walk-ins as I do.

And I thought it was just common sense that specialists tend to be in cities…


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