Figure 2: Number of Physicians per 100,000 Population, by Physician Type, Canada, 1978 to 2008

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Number of Physicians per 100,000 Population, by Physician Type, Canada, 1978 to 2008

Year

Family Medicine

Specialist

Total Physicians

1978

74

73

147

1979

76

74

150

1980

76

75

151

1981

77

76

153

1982

81

78

159

1983

83

80

162

1984

84

81

165

1985

88

83

170

1986

90

84

173

1987

93

86

179

1988

96

87

184

1989

99

88

187

1990

98

88

186

1991

99

88

187

1992

100

89

188

1993

102

89

191

1994

98

90

188

1995

97

89

186

1996

95

90

185

1997

94

90

184

1998

94

91

186

1999

94

92

186

2000

94

93

188

2001

95

93

188

2002

96

93

189

2003

96

90

187

2004

97

92

189

2005

97

92

190

2006

98

92

190

2007

98

94

192

2008

101

95

195

Notes:

  • Includes active physicians in clinial practice and active physicians not working in a clinical practice.
  • Excludes residents and non-licensed physicians who requested that their information not be published.
  • Specialist physicians include certificants of the RCSPC and/or CMQ.
  • All other physicians are counted under family medicine, including certificants of the CFPC.
  • As of 2004, specialists in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as Sasketchewan and, as of 2007, specialists in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Yukon include non-certified specialists (see Methodological Notes of the Annual Report).
  • Data as of December 31 of the reference year.

Source: Scott’s Medical Database, 1978 to 2008, Canadian Institute for Health Information.

Population:

Statistics Canada Quaterly Demographic Estimates (see Annual Report for details).

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