Unmet Needs for Geriatric Medicine and Care of the Elderly Physicians Work Force in Canada

  • Kenneth Madden University of British Columbia
  • Deviani Maher University of British Columbia
  • Manuel Montero-Odasso Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario
  • Robert E. Lam University of Toronto
Keywords: Geriatric Medicine Workforce, workforce planning, geriatric services

Abstract

Although the current low workforce availability of care of the elderly (COE) physicians, geriatric medicine specialists, and geriatric psychiatrists is undeniable, the ongoing demographic shift means this situation will only worsen. This evolving crisis is outlined clearly in the article “Updated Inventory and Projected Requirements for Specialist Physicians in Geriatrics” by Basu et al. found in this issue of the Canadian Geriatrics Journal.

Author Biographies

Kenneth Madden, University of British Columbia

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

Deviani Maher, University of British Columbia

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

Robert E. Lam, University of Toronto

Division of Geriatric Medicine

Published
2021-06-17
How to Cite
Madden, K., Maher, D., Montero-Odasso, M., & Lam, R. E. (2021). Unmet Needs for Geriatric Medicine and Care of the Elderly Physicians Work Force in Canada. Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 24(3), 162-163. https://doi.org/10.5770/cgj.24.555
Section
Commentaries