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Waiting times for appointments with orthopaedic surgeons in Victoria: 1995-97.
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PMID:  10392892     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: A number of different models have been proposed for determining surgical workforce requirements. METHODS: In 1995 the Workforce Subcommittee of the Victorian Regional Branch of the Australian Orthopaedic Association commenced a prospective evaluation of waiting times for both urgent and nonurgent appointments with orthopaedic surgeons in Victoria. RESULTS: The results for the 3 years, 1995-97, show no significant change in the waiting time for nonurgent appointments and no difference between metropolitan and rural areas. The waiting time for an urgent appointment increased from 1995 to 1997 for the state of Victoria and for metropolitan Melbourne but not for rural areas. However, the median waiting time for an urgent appointment did not change. CONCLUSION: Overall the waiting times were found to be satisfactory by previously reported standards.
J A Feller; R D Freeman; G R Speck
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0004-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Surg     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-08     Completed Date:  1999-07-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373115     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Surg     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  455-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Victorian Regional Branch, Australian Orthopaedic Association.
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MeSH Terms
Appointments and Schedules*
Office Visits*
Prospective Studies
Work Capacity Evaluation

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