Doctors Without Hospitals: What to Do About Specialists Who Can't Find Work

7 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2015 Last revised: 20 Feb 2015

See all articles by Ake Blomqvist

Ake Blomqvist

Carleton University; C.D. Howe Institute

Colin Busby

C.D. Howe Institute

Aaron Jacobs

C.D. Howe Institute

William Falk

University of Toronto

Date Written: February 5, 2015

Abstract

Canadian healthcare is facing a paradox: recently graduated specialist physicians struggle to find work, even as Canadians report long wait times for their services, says a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Doctors without Hospitals: What to do about Specialists Who Can’t Find Work,” authors Åke Blomqvist, Colin Busby, Aaron Jacobs, and William Falk find that if policymakers do not shift course, the problem could worsen, resulting in a significant underutilization of resources, and even outmigration of Canadian-trained specialists.

Keywords: Social Policy, Health Policy, Doctors

JEL Classification: I10, I11, I18

Suggested Citation

Blomqvist, Ake and Busby, Colin and Jacobs, Aaron and Falk, William, Doctors Without Hospitals: What to Do About Specialists Who Can't Find Work (February 5, 2015). C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 204, February 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2564743

Ake Blomqvist

Carleton University ( email )

1125 colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Canada

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

Colin Busby (Contact Author)

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

Aaron Jacobs

C.D. Howe Institute

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

William Falk

University of Toronto ( email )

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8
Canada

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
44
Abstract Views
213
PlumX Metrics