TEN YEAR HIGH OVERTIME AMONG FACTORS LEADING TO INTENSE STRAIN FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS: CIHI REPORT

Nov 17, 2022

By Jane Brown

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We know Canada’s healthcare workers have been under intense strain from COVID-19 pandemic driven pressures.

Now we’re learning some specifics on what has led to this intense strain.

A new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information reveals between 2020 and 2021:

Overtime hours were at their highest level seen in over a decade.

More than 1800 nurses moved into self-employment or agency jobs.

There was a deceleration of growth in the supply of primary care physicians, coupled with a decrease in health services provided.

More information on the report is available by clicking here.

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