Yukon physician shortage taxes family doctors

Eggertson, Laura
March 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/14/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 6, p756
Academic Journal
Reports on the problems facing family doctors in the Yukon Territory in relation to physician shortage as of March 2006. Total number of physicians in Yukon; Effect of physician shortage on health services administration; Actions taken by the territorial government to deal with health services administration problems.


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