Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Rural Physicians Offer Proposals for Equal Access to High Quality Care

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Rural Physicians Offer Proposals for Equal Access to High Quality Care

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Doctors offer ideas for better rural health care

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OTTAWA - The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada have launched a strategy aimed at improving rural health in Canada.

The Rural Road Map for Action includes four major directions aimed at ensuring the 18 per cent of Canadians living outside urban centres have equal access to high quality health care.

It focuses on support for Canadian medical schools as they develop students willing to practice in rural communities.

It also works to link those young doctors with long-time rural physicians.

The strategy offers proposals to strengthen the network of specialists and other care providers, helping rural doctors offer the best care for patients and communities, despite geographical challenges. …

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