Evaluation of Physician Return-for-Service Agreements in Newfoundland and Labrador

ImageAn article recently published by Mathews et al. in Healthcare Policy sought to evaluate Return-for-Service (RFS) agreements in Newfoundland and Labrador. These agreements generally provide financial support as a strategy to recruit and retain physicians in rural or underserved areas. The results of this evaluative study found that RFS bursaries significantly improved the retention of physicians in Newfoundland between 1997-2009, and were more effective at retention than funded residency positions. Follow the link to the article and leave a comment below to tell us your thoughts!

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