Monday, August 28, 2006

BREITBART.COM - Doctor shortage to increase by 2015 without foreign-trained physicians: study

BREITBART.COM - Doctor shortage to increase by 2015 without foreign-trained physicians: study:

"Doctor shortage to increase by 2015 without foreign-trained physicians: study

CALGARY (CP) - A new study by the Fraser Institute says the number of doctors per capita will drop over the next decade unless Canada relies on foreign-trained physicians.

The study released in Calgary says government restrictions on education and training have caused the problem, which will only get worse between now and 2015.

The study urges governments to allow more qualified Canadian students access to medical training to ease the reliance on foreign doctors.

The doctor shortage has grown in recent years after provincial governments in the 1980s cut back the number of people allowed into medical school.

The Fraser Institute concludes that Canada's reliance on foreign- trained doctors is forcing poorer countries, such as South Africa and India, to make do with fewer physicians. "

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