We take doctors for granted, until we don’t have one

Part of the solution lies in moving to a more team-based care model, where work currently done by doctors is handled by nurse practitioners, physician assistants and others. Where previous generations of GPs have been resistant to this idea, he said, new doctors are receptive and less tied to old funding models…more.

BC Doctor Shortage to Worsen as More Physicians Near Retirement

Doctors for BC says part of the solution lies in what it calls team-based care, a collaborative approach that would take some of the workload off doctors.

“We need to use the professionals that we’ve got,” said organization president Dr. Trina Larsen Soles. “We need to work with nurse practitioners and with hopefully physician’s assistants in the future. We need more of these integrated models with occupational therapy and physiotherapy.”…more

 

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