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Can J Rural Med. 2015 Fall;20(4):129-38.

Joint position paper on rural surgery and operative delivery.

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1
Bella Bella, BC.
2
Salt Spring Island, BC.
3
Vancouver, BC.
4
Prince George, BC.
5
Prince Albert, Sask.
6
Grande Prairie, Alta.
7
Revelstoke, BC.
8
Vanderhoof, BC.
9
Ottawa, Ont.
10
Toronto, Ont.
11
Meadow Lake, Sask.
12
Inuvik, NWT.

Abstract

in English, French

Our professional organizations have prepared this paper as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary plan to ensure the availability of well-trained practitioner teams to sustain safe, effective and high-quality rural surgical and operative delivery services. Without these robust local (or nearby) surgical services, sustaining rural maternity care is much more difficult. This paper describes the "network model" as a health human resources solution to meet the surgical needs, including operative delivery, of rural residents; outlines necessary policy directions for achieving this solution; and poses a series of enabling recommendations.

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