Hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery workforce in Canada

Hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery workforce in Canada

Can J Surg 2015;58(3):212-15 | PDF

Janet P. Edwards, MD, MPH, CPH; Alexsander Bressan, MD; Navjit Dharampal, MD; Sean C. Grondin, MD, MPH; Indraneel Datta, MD, MSc (HEPM); Elijah Dixon, MD, MSc(Epi); Sean P. Cleary, MD; Jeffrey S. Barkun, MD; Jean M. Butte, MD; Chad G. Ball, MD, MSc

Summary

This article characterizes the Canadian hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery workforce (demographics, practice patterns, career satisfaction, education and recruitment plans). This information will serve as a baseline for future national comparisons, allow informed workforce planning and facilitate mathematical modelling of the HPB workforce in Canada.


Presented as a poster at Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago, May 2014.

Accepted for publication Mar. 04, 2015

Affiliations: From the Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta. (Edwards, Grondin); the Division of General Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta. (Bressan, Dharampal, Datta, Dixon, Butte, Ball); the Division of General Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. (Cleary); and the Division of General Surgery, McGill University, Montréal, Que. (Barkun).

Competing Interests: None declared.

Contributors: All authors contributed substantially to the conception, writing and revision of this commentary and approved the final version for publication.

DOI: 10.1503/cjs.011414

Correspondence to: C.G. Ball, Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary, 1403-29 St. NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 2T9; ball.chad@gmail.com