Navigation Links
Rural Canadians travel far for specialists: study

Canadians living in rural areas have to undertake long treks to receive medical treatment from specialized physicians, a new study says//.

Nine per cent of all physicians in Canada worked in rural areas in 2004, home to about 20 per cent of the population, according to a report issued by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

That's unchanged from the mid-1990s, despite a wide variety of strategies implemented by provinces and territories.

The report shows that the distances between rural populations and specialist physicians such as obstetricians, pediatricians and general surgeons can be more than 100 km, and even several hundred kilometers for the territories.

While the average distance for an urbanite seeking treatment a pediatrician in the most populated urban centre was 3 km, the average distance was 149 km in the least populated towns and 846 km in the territories.

Also, the average traveling distance to a psychiatrist was 2 km in big cities, compared to 144 km in the most rural communities and 957 km in the remote communities of the territories.

When broken down by category, the study shows that nearly 16 per cent of family physicians and slightly more than 2 per cent of specialists worked in rural areas.

Report co-author Dr. Raymond Pong of the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research says it is not surprising to see fewer specialist physicians in rural areas because they are "fewer in number and often need specific facilities, equipment and support staff to practice."

The study also suggests that the scarcity of specialists is driving rural general practitioners to adapt in an effort to meet the need of their patients.

Rural family doctors do not work the same way their urban counterparts do. They generally offer a wider range of services because in many small towns a specialist may be hundreds of kilometers away.

For instance, 74 per c
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Treating Stroke Patients in Rural Areas
2. Rural India shows apathy towards dental problems: Survey
3. Northeast To Get Mega Rural Health Mission
4. The Alarming Rates Of HIV Incidence In The Rural Districts Of Orissa
5. Rural Health Mission Appointments To Be Cancelled
6. Rural Population Enjoys Better Mental Health
7. Rural Doctors In UP Annoyed Over Attendance Issue
8. Rural India To Benefit From New Diabetes Project
9. Hush…..A Deadly Killer on the Prowl in Rural Andhra Pradesh
10. Madhya Pradesh To Concentrate On Better Rural Hygiene
11. Mortality Rates Due To Heart Diseases Is High In Rural Areas Too
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Rural Canadians travel far for specialists study

(Date:11/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Discount-Dress.com is an ... the firm is to increase the company’s online market share ... new selection of bridesmaid dresses and announced a bridesmaid dress ... valid until Dec. 30, 2014. All the dresses from this ... , In fact, Discount-Dress.com is very good at manufacturing ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 ... about the pain caused by the machine," said an ... injury, she had to go back a second time ... my invention idea." , She developed the patent-pending MAMO ... for breast cancer. The design saves the patient from ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... The wide variety and complexity of foods served at ... food allergies, an expert warns. "Every person is ... allergies that it can be really difficult to avoid ... of allergy and clinical immunology at Wake Forest Baptist ... "If you know you have food allergies, caution should ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... This month has been a historical time for ... many positive reviews from some renowned review websites. Recently, the ... launching a new selection of wonderful sexy wedding dresses to ... free shipping and up to an 80% discount on any ... find the most suitable dress at Angeldress.co.uk, which has garnered ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 ... Kitchen Innovations are pleased to announce that Ashley ... the Thanksgiving #PayItForward contest. , Ms. Lombardo entered ... from Kitchen Innovations. She wrote of how her friend ... young daughters as a single mom. Despite medical bills ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bridesmaid Dresses Introduced by Famous Company Discount-Dress.com For The New Year 2015 2Health News:'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies 2Health News:Sexy Wedding Dresses with Special Discounts Launched by Angeldress.co.uk 2Health News:Forbes Living TV Announces Winner of Thanksgiving #PayItForward Contest 2
... attached to proteins called lipoproteins. Studies suggest that high ... heart attack, while high levels of LDL cholesterol increase ... factors that have helped boost tea consumption in the ... shapes, sizes and flavors that have made their way ...
... new type of vaccine can reduce the incidence of ... (HIV). // ,Acute respiratory infections are a ... Additionally, pneumonia is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Doctors ... methods to treat the illness.,Researchers, conducted a study with ...
... shows elderly women with chronic diseases may be at risk for ... ages 60 and 79. The women were asked if they // ... had fallen, and whether they received any medical attention for the ... the interview and gave a full drug history report. ...
... of intense genetic sequencing, more than 150 species, mostly bacteria, ... the journal// Science is the first for a companion animal. ... pet of gene researcher J. Craig Venter, provided the specimen ... ,"Shadow is now one of history's most valuable dogs," said ...
... have a greater risk of developing blood clots, but a ... steps to prevent the clots from forming.// ,Researchers ... the doctors were aware of the risk of blood clots ... 40 percent of the doctors who were surveyed treated their ...
... when small blood vessels in the brain become blocked. A ... silent strokes can increase the risk of a future stroke.// ... increases a person’s risk for a silent stroke. ,For ... on 360 Japanese patients. All of the patients had high ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Black tea said to lower cholesterol 2Health News:Dog DNA reveals man's link with best friend, 2Health News:Risks for Silent Strokes 2
(Date:11/22/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014 MEDITE Group acquired by ... months and the 3 rd quarter sales ended September ... was $448,000 for the nine months ended September 2014 and ... though our 3 rd quarter is usually a seasonable ... from July into September for many countries worldwide, we are ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... COLLEGE PARK, Md. , Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... Engineering today will host the ceremonial groundbreaking of the ... Maryland, College Park. The new building will cultivate transformative ... human health.  Taking place at 10:00 a.m. ... building in the Paint Branch Parking Lot, adjacent to ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... MARCOS, Texas , Nov. 21, 2014  World ... hemp containing low THC, announces they are now offering ... comparable to Charlotte,s Web type strains grown in medical ... from other neurological disorders, such as Parkinson,s, MS, and ... for US laws to pass, because imported CBD Oil ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CytoCore Inc. / MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. Reports Record YTD and 3rd Quarter Sales 2CytoCore Inc. / MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. Reports Record YTD and 3rd Quarter Sales 3University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall 2University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall 3University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall 4New CBD Oil From Industrial Hemp is Comparable to Charlotte's Web, Legal In All 50 States 2New CBD Oil From Industrial Hemp is Comparable to Charlotte's Web, Legal In All 50 States 3
... Inc. (OTC BB: NSPR) ("Inspire" or the "Company"), the ... announced that Mr. Ofir Paz, InspireMD,s co-founder and chief ... will participate in the Benchmark Company, LLC One-on-One Investor ... Hotel, 424 East Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. The conference ...
... Axcan Intermediate Holdings Inc. announces that it ... the recently completed combination of two specialty pharma companies ... also has a new corporate logo and website (please ... "Our new name, Aptalis, is intended to capture the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:InspireMD to Participate in Benchmark Company, LLC 2011 One-On-One Investor Conference 2InspireMD to Participate in Benchmark Company, LLC 2011 One-On-One Investor Conference 3The Newly Combined Axcan and Eurand Announce Name Change to Aptalis 2The Newly Combined Axcan and Eurand Announce Name Change to Aptalis 3
Stryker Endoscopy offers a wide variety of small-joint arthroscopes that produce a brilliant high-resolution image without sacrificing Stryker's ultra-high tip durability....
... offers new WHITESTAR Technology, which transforms traditional ... dramatically reduces the amount of phaco energy ... full ultrasound cutting efficiency. Surgeons ... safely and efficiently to the phaco tip, ...
... Vitrax features a low molecular ... protection and viscosity you need ... phaco and small-incision surgery. The ... anterior chamber depth for safe, ...
The New Digital Recording System From Luxtec,The new MicroLux Digital Video Recorder gives you an entirely new way to visualize, edit, share and store your surgical cases....
Medicine Products: