The Coming Shortage of Surgeons: Why They Are Disappearing and What That Means for Our Health

The Coming Shortage of Surgeons: Why They Are Disappearing and What That Means for Our Health

The Coming Shortage of Surgeons: Why They Are Disappearing and What That Means for Our Health

The Coming Shortage of Surgeons: Why They Are Disappearing and What That Means for Our Health

Synopsis

A critical, quantitative look at the future supply and demand of surgical specialists that may foretell rationing of surgical services.

• Presents the theories of three academic experts objectively analyzing a significant public health issue

• Offers an extensive bibliography culled from medicine, health policy experts, think tanks, governmental institutions, and economists to educate the reader in all aspects of this complicated but important topic

Excerpt

Contemporary health and living

Over the past 100 years, there have been incredible medical breakthroughs that have prevented or cured illness in billions of people and helped many more improve their health while living with chronic conditions. a few of the most important 20th century discoveries include antibiotics, organ transplants and vaccines. the 21st century has already heralded important new treatments including such things as a vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus from infecting and potentially leading to cervical cancer in women. Polio is on the verge of being eradicated worldwide, making it only the second infectious disease behind smallpox to ever be erased as a human health threat.

In this series, experts from many disciplines share with readers important and updated medical knowledge. All aspects of health are considered including subjects that are disease specific and preventive medical care. Disseminating this information will help individuals to improve their health as well as researchers to determine where there are gaps in our current knowledge and policy makers to assess the most pressing needs in healthcare.

Series Editor Julie K. Silver, M.D. Assistant Professor Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation . . .

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