Table 2

Reasons for selecting current practice location

REASON FOR SELECTING PRACTICE LOCATIONFPS IN THE TERRITORIES N = 45 (%)*FPS IN CANADA N = 11 041 (%)*
Availability of medical support system and resources1117
Family reasons or influence of spouse1350
Liked the area5842
Opportunity for affiliation with a university08
Community needs were a good match with career interests4221
Practice opportunity was available3337
Religious, social, or cultural reasons95
Financial recruitment and retention incentives205
Other (non-financial) recruitment and retention incentives02
  • Data from the 2004 National Physician Survey.

  • * Columns total more than 100% because multiple responses were permitted.