Less productive since a long time

News 10 March, 2018
  • File Photo, Simon Clark

    Andrea Valeria ,
    Marie-Christine Trottier and
    Émilie Bergeron

    Saturday, 10 march, 2018 01:00

    Saturday, 10 march, 2018 01:00

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    The statement

    Reacting to the release of the devastating report that reveals that the increase in the remuneration of doctors has led to a significant decline in productivity in the past 10 years, the prime minister of Quebec Philippe Couillard has argued that the phenomenon is not new.

    “If you look at articles in 2002, 2003, 2004, it was always named this phenomenon in Quebec “, he said.

    The facts

    By analyzing thousands of articles published in quebec newspapers between 2001 and 2005, we find that Mr. Couillard has partly because.

    In the early 2000s, the doctors have caused much ink to flow. The challenges, while varied, has focused on the wage gap between the quebec physicians and those in the rest of Canada, the exodus of doctors in the United States and their attractiveness in the region.

    Some articles have been devoted to the amount of work of doctors.

    For example, this story of Duty, published in December 2002, citing data from the canadian Institute for health information, which indicate that ” in 20 years, the time that the family doctor devoted to his patients shrank like skin of sorrow “, especially because the female doctors wish to spend more time with their family.

    It should also be noted that in November 2004, the cabinet of Mr. Couillard, then minister of Health, affirmed the Need ” for the government to agree to increase the remuneration of doctors, the increase [will] correspond to an improvement in services for patients “.