Table 1

Semistructured interview guide

NUMBERQUESTION
1Describe the current ratio between the number of generalists (defined for the purpose of this study exclusively as family physicians) and other specialists practising in Canada
2Have you observed any historical trends relating to the distribution of generalists and other specialists in Canada? If so, what are they?
3What factors do you believe currently contribute to the number of generalists and other specialists operating in Canada (eg, financial, prestige)?
4Do you believe that the medical education system plays an important role in determining the number of generalists and other specialists in Canada? If so, what is that role?
5Based on your observations and knowledge of Canada’s health care system, what changes, if any, do you expect to see in the ratio of generalists to other specialists over the next decade?