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Health Human Resources for Neurosurgical Services in Ontario


Neurosurgical resources have been stretched to capacity and, in some circumstances, beyond. Ontario could soon face a severe shortage of neurosurgeons and related specialists unless important changes are made. This report describes types of services and providers, current and future demand for/supply of services, emerging treatments and current technology. The report provides workable recommendations to mitigate system-level medical staffing and technology issues affecting access to neurosurgery, complex spinal surgery and interventional neuroradiology.



Tepper J, Jaigobin C, Wang C. June 2005

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