Canadian dispatches from medical fronts: Fort McMurray

Sauve, Michel
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/3/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 1, p26
Academic Journal
The article provides an account on the health front of Fort McMurray, Alberta. According to the author, health services is greatly affected as the area attempts to cope with its explosive growth, expensive rental market and labor shortages. He noted that officially, 30% of the population has no family doctor, only two of the 14 family physicians serving the area still accept patients, and the local emergency room cannot accommodate more than one physician at a time.


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