The Dynamic Physician Interview

OPHRDC conducts a series of telephone interviews focusing on particular geographic, specialty and age segments of Ontario’s physician complement.

The interview questions if a physician is in active practice, and seeks to determine the correct primary practice location and specialty of practice. Interviewers are now increasingly using web searches to locate hard to find physicians so that they may verify individual practice locations. This inquiry produces important information about physician out-migration, retirement, sabbatical, death and other reasons for ceasing practice that may not be reflected in other data sources.