Ontario Doctors Recommend Focusing on Improving Access to Health Care in the North | The Canadian News

A group representing Ontario physicians recommends incentives for physicians and medical students, better Internet connectivity, and culturally appropriate care to improve healthcare services in the north of the province.

The Ontario Medical Association made the recommendations today in a report titled Recipes for Northern Ontario.

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The report also recommends focusing on addiction and mental health issues in the North, ensuring patients have access to care in their own communities, and collaborating with Indigenous Services Canada and Health Canada on community health resources. natives.

He says that the geography, climate and infrastructure problems of the northern region, such as unreliable Internet, create barriers to care.

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The group says the need for more doctors and addressing long wait times emerged as top priorities during this year’s consultations.

The northern recommendations are part of a larger report that the association will release later this week that will provide advice on how to improve the province’s health system.

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