Table 1.

National and provincial ratios of monthly physician contacts to physician supply: Ratios were calculated as number of contacts per 1000 population divided by the number of physicians per 1000 population.

VARIABLESCANADAPROVINCES
NFPENSNBQCONMBSKABBC
No. of family physician contacts per physician243285248240225145305254300234271
No. of other specialist physician contacts per physician76611077489658875776373
Total no. of contacts per physician319346355314314210393329377297344
  • AB—Alberta, BC—British Columbia, MB—Manitoba, NB—New Brunswick, NF—Newfoundland and Labrador, NS—Nova Scotia, ON—Ontario, PE—Prince Edward Island, QC—Quebec, SK—Saskatchewan.