Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Poor prognosis prompts action

From the Financial Post:
Canada is facing a critical shortage of health care professionals as Baby Boomers retire and too few graduates are emerging from medical schools to care for the ageing population.

While all health care provider roles stand to be affected, the number of nurses in particular is falling rapidly. The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) projects by 2011, the nation will be in need of 78,000 nurses; if no action is taken, the system will be down 113,000 nurses by 2016.

The prognosis has prompted organizations representing medical professionals to band together in an effort to boost education and recruits. ...more

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