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Geriatric Specialists in Short Supply

Posted by on Sep 7, 2010 in Health Care Team and System | 0 comments

In a past ElderWise article, “Why Geriatrics and Gerontology Matter”, we discussed the importance of gerontology and of finding geriatric specialists for your aging parents.  Now the bad news: there is currently a shortage of geriatric practitioners in Canada. Dr. Susan J. Torrible, author of a 2006 study into the reasons for this shortage, estimated that there were approximately 200 geriatricians practicing in Canada – but at least three times that number of geriatricians is needed to meet demand.  The study surveyed current Canadian geriatricians, geriatric medicine...

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