Stay healthy because doctor supply in B.C. is about to get worse

The Vancouver Sun reported on a study from UBC, Simon Fraser University and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute that found 40 per cent of doctors reduce their workload at least 10 per cent in the three years before they retire.

“Our findings (based on billing data) indicate that current forecasts likely overestimate the supply of physicians that will be practising in the future and the amount of service they will provide,” said Lindsay Hedden, study lead author and UBC researcher.