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Weekend Admissions and In-Hospital Mortality

There were more than 77,000 doctors in Canada in 2013, up 3.4% from the year before.

Between 2009 and 2013, the number of doctors grew 3x faster than the number of Canadians, resulting in 220 physicians per 100,000 population in 2013.

In 2012–2013, provincial/territorial governments paid doctors more than $22.8 billion—3.5% more than the year before and the lowest growth in more than a decade.

Doctors received an average of $328,067 in gross clinical payments in 2012–2013, about the same as the year before.

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