On-call burden depends on location, population

Nash, Karen
January 2005
Urology Times;1/1/2005, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p19
Reports on the results of a study by the American College of Emergency Physicians showing that hospitals around the country are reporting difficulties obtaining specialist on-call coverage in their emergency rooms. Reasons why specialists prefer not to provide on-call service to hospitals; Contributions of local counties to pay the neurosurgeons to maintain coverage; Other problems that have instigated specialists to refuse call.


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