Why there is a shortage of PCPs in Canada

The same problem can be said here in the US:

I am convinced a major cause of this sorry situation is the fact that family physicians have been virtually excluded from patient care in teaching hospitals with the result that medical students, interns and residents are seldom exposed to family doctors and are increasingly unaware of their very existence.

Most patients in hospital do not see their own doctors at all, from the day of admission until their discharge.

The students and the interns have consequently lost their contact with the family physicians in the community and are unaware or are ill-informed as to their value and stature.

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