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South African Family Practice

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Editorial: Against the tide

T Hudson, S Kornik

Abstract




Five years ago a Department of Health report highlighted the appalling truth about staffing in South African rural hospitals. At that time, over a quarter of medical posts and 33% of specialist positions were vacant. This meant that critical healthcare for the people of rural communities was being delivered by a handful of dedicated health professionals. Now they face further shortage of doctors in 2008.


South African Family Practice Vol. 49 (2) 2007: pp. 3



http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20786204.2007.10873505
AJOL African Journals Online