Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New Strategy for Crammed ER's

Thunder Bay is in Northern Ontario and is considered a remote area. They have difficulty attracting family doctors and face chronic staffing issues. In order to alleviate ER waiting, the Ministry of Health putting more funding to aging at home and community resources. Apparently a major part of the ER crunch is long term patients taking up beds. It might help with bed issues but I think they'll still have major waits. It'll be interesting to see if it has any significant effect.

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