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- 1The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Position Statement - Ethical Recruitment of International Medical Graduates, http://www.cpso.on.ca/policies-publications/positions-initiatives/ethical-recruitment-of-international-medical-gradu, cited June 2008.
- 2 McIntosh T, Torgerson R, Klassen N. The Ethical Recruitment of Internationally Educated Health Professionals: Lessons from Abroad and Options for Canada, Canadian Policy Research Networks, January 2007.
- 3 Physician counts are based on the Canadian Medical Association Masterfile, as of January 1 of each year (http://www.cma.ca/multimedia/CMA/Content_Images/Inside_cma/Statistics/10PhysByCountry.pdf, cited June 2008).
- 4 Doctor to population ratio statistics published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Health Organization (WHO) were used to determine countries with higher/lower doctor to population ratios compared to Canada. OECD data comes from OECD Health Data 2007 and is based on results for 2004 and 2005. WHO data comes from the WHOs online data query resource and is based on results for 2002 and 2005 (http://www.who.int/globalatlas/DataQuery/default.asp, cited June 2008).