What your doctor thinks

Summer 2010 CSANews Issue 75  |  Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.Back to list

According to the latest National Physicians Survey (2007), Canadian GPs and specialists list the following as major obstacles to providing care for their patients:

Obstacle

General Practitioners

Other Specialists

Paperwork

56.9%

33.5%

System funding

52.0%

61.1%

Bureaucracy

47.1%

42.4%

Lack of appropriate facilities to care for complex/elderly/failing patients

44.9%

30.2%

Availability of personnel

42.5%

53.1%

External demands on time

39.0%

36.8%

Payment mechanisms

26.3%

22.6%

Availability of relevant patient information at point of care

20.5%

20.3%



Note: Columns may exceed 100%, as questions allowed for multiple responses Source: The College of Family Physicians of Canada