Alberta ranks 5th among provinces for availability of physicians.
A 1991 report recommended a 10 per cent reduction in medical school enrolment in Canada.
With just 2.6 physicians per thousand people in 2017, Canada ranked 26th out of 28 universal health-care systems.
Other universal health-care countries including France, Japan and Sweden practise cost-sharing.
Canada ranks dead-last for the number of acute-care beds.