Family Physician Work Force Projection in Saskatchewan

This project will examine the physician needs in Saskatchewan and will forecast the number of family physicians needed for each health region. Using health regions as a unit of analysis, supply of physician workforce will be estimated in a reduced form. Both demand and supply side factors such as income, demographic characteristics, physician migration and factors capturing substitution among various healthcare inputs will be included as regressors. Using estimated coefficients from the regression analysis, numbers of family physician need will be projected under different hypothetical scenarios including change in population and disease profile or change in physician profiles.

Kit Ling Lam
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Nazmi Sari