One in four Ontario's won't have a family doctor in next three years: survey

By: 600011 On: Oct 27, 2023, 1:49 PM

Based on a poll, one in every four people in Ontario will not have a family doctor over the next three years. According to a poll conducted by the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP), family doctors are leaving the province in droves. According to the report, some are cutting back on time without dropping out, with over 65 percent expecting to leave the province within the next five years. Family physicians take up to 40% of their time each week, according to 94% of those polled. Working overtime puts additional strain on family doctors. According to the OCFP, one in every four residents in the province, or around 4.4 million people, will be without a family doctor over the next three years. This is expected to cause a major problem. As a result, the OCFP demands that the Doug Ford administration respond quickly.