Jan 16, 2024
By Bob Komsic
Saying primary care is kind of the backbone of our universal system and that we’re in a state of dire consequence if something isn’t done, the head of the group representing Ontario’s physicians wants the Ford government to heed its proposals ahead of the budget.
Right now, 2.3-million Ontarians do not have a family doctor.
By 2026, that number could nearly double.
Ontario Medical Association President Dr. Andrew Park, an emergency physician, says part of the problem is simply unnecessary paperwork.
The OMA has an 11-point plan that focuses on three pillars — fixing the crisis in primary care, reducing the burden of unnecessary administration, and increasing community capacity and tackling hospital overcrowding.