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Doctors in Canada more likely to make appointment with higher income earners
Doctors in Canada more likely to make appointment with higher income earners (February 25, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Toronto – A new report published in CMAJ finds that higher income earners are more likely to have access to primary care than low income earners—even in a country with a universal health care system. Researchers phoned nearly 600 family physicians in Canada in an attempt to make an appointment. On the phone, researchers posed as a bank employee or a welfare recipient— with either chronic health conditions or no conditions at all. Results showed the bank employees were more likely to receive an appointment offer than the welfare recipients. People with chronic health conditions were also more likely to get an appointment than those with no conditions at all
 
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