n South African Journal of Surgery - News
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Publication Date||Aug 2006|
Extracted from text ... 83 SAJS SURGERY IN SOUTH AFRICA IN CRISIS Surgery in South Africa is in crisis, with the shortage of qualified general surgeons in the state sector having reached critical proportions. The number of vacancies averages 26% nationally - and exceeds 50% in some provinces - and on top the number of newly qualified surgeons annually is only about one-half of the required demand. These are among the main conclusions of the ASSA's long-awaited investigation into the remuneration and working conditions of surgeons in the country, which was prompted by, and confirms, the recent growing concerns for the profession within the ..
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