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Rural / Northern Health Research




Situational Analysis of Physician Recruitment and Retention in Rural and Northern Canada: Models, Programs and Evaluations
B. Minore, R.W. Pong, and R. Ariss

At the request of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), CRaNHR conducted a situational analysis of information on the recruitment and retention of rural physicians in Canada. This involved an extensive review of the literature (both academic and the so-called grey literature such as government reports) and telephone interviews with key individuals responsible for managing rural physician recruitment and retention programs in various provinces and territories. The resulting report highlighted the various ways that underserviced areas are defined, the recruitment and retention approaches used and evaluations of program effectiveness.


(funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care)

[Report available on our Online Reports page.]



(Names in bold denote CRaNHR investigators and research staff.)