New CMA survey provides key indicators on physician health
OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Asurvey by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) shows physician health is a growing concern within the medical profession in Canada. The CMA National Physician Health Survey: A National Snapshot is the first
"Poor physician health not only affects physicians individually, but studies have shown it can have an impact on patient care," said Dr. Gigi Osler, CMA president. "It's important to shed light on areas where we can and must do better to support physicians, especially in the early years of their careers."
Among the key findings:
"Physician health and wellness must be treated both at the individual and system levels", added Dr. Osler. "It's the combination of these factors that perpetuate the issue and this needs to be addressed."
The CMA released an updated policy on physician health in December 2017 and will be hosting the International Conference on Physician Health in Toronto from October 11-13, in collaboration with the British Medical Association and the American Medical Association.
The Canadian Medical Association unites Canada's physicians and physicians-in-training on national health and medical matters. Formed in Quebec City in 1867, the CMA's rich history of advocacy led to some of Canada's most important health policy changes. As we look to the future, the CMA will focus on advocating for a healthy population and a vibrant profession.
SOURCE Canadian Medical Association
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