Payment is Powerful

By | November 17th, 2004|Policy Papers|

Canada is facing difficulties recruiting medical graduates to practice family medicine, and the range of services offered by the current supply of general practitioners (GPs) is shrinking. Poor working conditions, a consequence of existing remuneration systems, are contributing to the dwindling supply of comprehensive primary care services, and the current system of remuneration creates inefficiencies in the delivery of primary health care. This paper explores various ways to improve primary care practice and increase GPs’ practice revenue without resorting to additional public funding.