Delivering Models of Rural Surgical Services in BC – 2008

Delivery models of rural surgical services in BC (1996-2005) – are general practitioner-surgeons still part of the picture (Humber and Frecker 2008)

Objective: To define the models of surgical service delivery in rural communities that rely solely on general practitioner (GP)–surgeons for emergency care, to examine how they have changed over the past decade and to identify some effects on communities that have lost their local surgical program.