“Health Minister Leo Glavine says the province’s new doctors will have fewer patients.
“The new doctors we have on contract are going to practice differently, what I call slow medicine,” he said in an interview with the Chronicle Herald this week.
“They’re going to take a lot more time with patients and take on a lot less patients,” he said, acknowledging the province is struggling under the weight of an aging population, cancer, cardiac and chronic disease.
Older, more established, doctors in the province have patients numbering into the thousands and a reduction in patient load has been progressive. Doctors hired about six years ago have about 1,200 patients, but newer ones hired on contract within the past year only have around 500, he said.”
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