Small Hospital Medical Services in Ontario: Part 4: Anesthesia services.

  • James T B Rourke
  • Published 1991 in
    Canadian family physician Médecin de famille…

Abstract

The Chiefs of Staff of 80 of the 88 hospitals in Ontario communities with fewer than 100 total acute care beds, in responding to a survey, reported a total of 33 155 general anesthetic procedures per year at 60 hospitals, for an average of 553 per hospital yearly. Only six hospitals had a local FRCP anesthetist. Fifty-eight hospitals relied on GP anesthetists to provide anesthesia services. Twenty-nine hospitals (36.3%) reported a shortage of anesthetists now, while 39 hospitals (48.8%) predicted a shortage in 5 years.

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@article{Rourke1991SmallHM, title={Small Hospital Medical Services in Ontario: Part 4: Anesthesia services.}, author={James T B Rourke}, journal={Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien}, year={1991}, volume={37}, pages={1889-92} }