Doctors Nova Scotia Prescribes Its Fix For Doctor Shortage
The organization that represents doctors in the province has put together two position papers it says will help fix the province’s doctor shortage.
Doctors Nova Scotia officially released the information, this morning.
It’s prescribing eleven actions to improve access to family doctors as well as making five suggestions to improve doctor involvement in health system change.
It says the move to collaborative care clinics should be voluntary and adds the province should continue to support walk-in clinics.
It also says one of the greatest barriers to making the change to collaborative care is the current payment model for doctors.
It’s recommending what it describes as a blended payment model.
The group is also calling for a fully integrated e-health system and better use of technology.