Statistics

 

Licensed Physicians in New Brunswick

 
Year
Ending
Full / Defined
Licence
Public Service
Licence
Total
Postgraduation
Education Licence
 
2008
1523
27
1550
387
 
2009
1622
26
1648
224
 
2010
1651
35
1686
255
 
2011
1685
27
1712
396
 
2012
1698
30
1728
372
 
2013
1730
21
1751
298
 
2014
1680
17
1697
357
 
2015
1735
24
1759
264
 

Complaints by Category

  Category of complaints
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013 2014
2015
  Quality of care
21
28
27
30
30
27
28
26
  Communication/attitude
7
5
7
8
1
3
6
9
  Sexual
1
0
0
3
2
2
1
0
  Withholding/withdrawing treatment/consent
6
9
10
2
9
5
3
3
  Interprofessional
1
2
1
1
0
2
0
3
  Prescribing/Pharmacy
2
1
0
0
2
0
2
1
  Billing
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
  Refusing request for consult
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
  Criminal Conviction
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
  Confidentiality
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
  Failure to provide report
0
1
0
1
2
0
0
1
  Failure to report to authority
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 0
  Other
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
  0
  Counsels
N/A
0
3
5
4
8
7
5
  Cautions
N/A
1
4
4
4
1
4
8
  Censures
N/A
1
2
3
1
0
1
2
 

Total complaints

38
46
46
45
46
39
41
47
 
  To Formal Inquiry
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
  Guilty
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
  Pending
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
               
 

      

 

Complaints by Region

  Regions
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013 2014
2015
  Moncton
15
13
11
12
17
11
9
10
  Other - Region 1
0
0
0
0
0
6
6
0
  Saint John
6
8
4
15
9
11
12
12
  Other - Region 2
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
  Fredericton
11
9
22
9
4
0
5
15
  Other - Region 3
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
  Region 4
1
2
0
2
0
2
2
4
  Region 5
1
2
1
2
4
0
0
2
  Region 6
3
7
2
4
10
2
1
2
  Region 7
1
4
2
1
2
2
2
0
  Outside New Brunswick
1
1
2
0
0
2
3
1
             
 

Complaints by Specialty

  Specialty
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
  Family Practice 24 30 32
26
27
19
21
30
  Anesthesia 0 0 0
1
0
0
0
0
  Cardiology 0 0 0
0
0
0
1
1
  Dermatology 1 0 0
0
0
0
1
1
  Emergency Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 0
1
0
  Endocrinology/Metabolism 0 1 0
0
0
0
0
1
  ENT 0 0 1
2
2
0
2
1
  Gastroenterology 1 0 2
1
1
2 2 1
  General Surgery 4 2 0
2
1
3 0 1
  Hematology 0 0 0
0
0
0 0 0
  Infectious Diseases 1 0 0
0
1
0 0 0
  Internal Medicine 1 0 0
0
1
0 1 0
  Medical Oncology 0 0 0 0
0
0 0 1
  Nephrology 0 0 0 0
0
0 0 0
  Neurology 0 0 0
1
0
0 1 1
  Neurosurgery 0 0 0
1
1
0 0 0
  Obstetrics/Gynecology 1 2 0
2
0
2 3 1
  Ophthalmology 1 1 1
2
5
0 4 2
  Orthopedic Surgery 1 2 0
0
3
3 1 1
  Pathology 0 0 0
0
0
0 0 0
  Pediatrics 0 1 0
0
1
0 0 0
  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 0 1 1
1
1
1 0 0
  Plastic Surgery 0 1 0
2
1
2 0 1
  Psychiatry 1 2 2
1
0
4 2 0
  Radiation Oncology 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  Radiology 0 2 0
0
1
0 0 1
  Rheumatology 0 0 1
0
0
0 0 1
  Urology 1 0 1
2
0
3 0 2
  Vascular Surgery 1 0 0
1
0
0 0 0
  Resident 0 1 0
0
0
0 1 0

*Amendments to the Medical Act in 2009 allow Committees and Council to add specific comments regarding a Complaint. These comments include a Counsel (advice as to how to improve the physician’s conduct or practice), a Caution (intended to express the dissatisfaction of the Committee and to forewarn the physician that if the conduct recurs, more serious disciplinary action may be considered), and a Censure (an expression of strong disapproval). It should be noted that these are not disciplinary findings. Physicians are given the opportunity to object to any such comment. They are not recorded on Certificates of Standing.