Crisis in orthopedic care: surgeon and resource shortage

Comeau, Pauline
August 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/3/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 3, p223
Academic Journal
Discusses a 2004 study by the Canadian Orthopaedic Association which revealed that a national shortage of orthopedic surgeons is compounded by greater demand from an aging population and a critical lack of orthopedic resources. Increase in the national median waiting time from referral to treatment by an orthopedic surgeon between 1993 and 2003; Average number of orthopedic surgeons who leave Canada each year; Factors that may worsen the situation.


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