Based on reports, Manitoba's doctor shortage is producing a severe issue. According to the yearly report of the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the province has 215 doctors per 100,000 population. This is the country's second-lowest rate. This is significantly lower than the national average of 247. The province of Prince Edward Island has the fewest doctors per capita. Last year, Manitoba had the fewest family physicians per capita in the country. That is just 111 persons per 100,000 people. To catch up with the national average, the province needs to hire 445 more physicians. According to CIHI data, it was 405 last year.