By Tim Johnson
Insider tips from health care experts:
Number of doctors, per 1,000
OECD average: 3.1
Source: Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
How do you keep your child busy while waiting at the doctor’s office?
“When I take the kids I never let them play with the toys.Â I think they are covered with germs from other sick children. One of my kids got the stomach flu just hours after a checkup at the doctor’s office and I think they got it from the toys. I carry a small pen and paper in my purse and we play “Pictionary’ or a word game while we wait. We also, dare I say, talk to each other.”
Carol Davidson, mom of Cedar, 10, Bailey, 7, and Reed, 5, Richmond Hill, Ont.