A doctor is not a “health care provider,” according to a new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
In fact, the institute says doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals are the most likely to receive funding from health care organizations.
The report, “The Health Care Industry: How Do They Compare?” examines health care providers across the country.
The institute’s report is based on data from the 2015 Canadian Health Survey and the Canadian Health Professions Survey, which asked about the health care industry, health care and employment status.
Health care workers in Canada are largely exempt from the rules governing the health profession, which means they receive funding only if they are licensed or certified as a physician.
In some cases, the guidelines say, they may receive up to $100,000 in support for their work.
However, the rules don’t specifically mention health care workers.
The health profession’s governing body, the Institute of Medicine, is tasked with “providing guidance to governments on the role of health care institutions and health care professional in the delivery of health services.”
The institute said in a news release Tuesday that it is not calling for any changes in health care funding, but it would like to see health care authorities develop rules that more clearly define the role and scope of health professional employment.
The IOM report noted that the health sector has faced a series of challenges over the past few decades, including a shortage of trained health care personnel and increasing competition from private insurers and private providers, which have created a “unique dynamic of health-care financing.”
The sector has also been affected by the growth of insurance companies and other private businesses. “
As a result, health-related financial incentives, including employer health-savings programs and tax credits for health insurance premiums, are increasingly being used by the health-services sector to drive investment in health services.
In an interview with CBC News, the chair of the Canadian Medical Association, Dr. Andrew Weil, said the report is a step forward. “
The sector has had to compete with these trends, and in particular the rapid expansion of private insurance in recent years, to attract investment.”
In an interview with CBC News, the chair of the Canadian Medical Association, Dr. Andrew Weil, said the report is a step forward.
He said health-service professionals need to be recognized for their contribution to Canada’s health care system and that he believes the industry has been too focused on how to make money.
“It’s a step in the right direction,” Weil said.
“I hope it’s a good step forward for the profession and the profession as a whole.”