Monday, June 16, 2008

Hospital Pharmacists Shortage Getting Worse

From CJAD (QC):
The shortage of hospital pharmacists is getting worse: The association representing the province's 12-hundred-and-50 hospital-pharmacists estimates the system needs 220 more of them.

The head of the Association of Hospital Pharmacists, Linda Vaillant, worries that the shortage persists, while hospital needs are growing due to the aging of the population and the requirements of increasingly complex treatments.

She says the shortage isn't just affecting institutions in Quebec's outlying regions, it's causing problems in urban areas as well. ...more

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