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Healthcare group tackles specialist crisis in Florida county

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, March 14, 2008
There is a critical shortage of neurosurgeons and hand surgeons in Palm Beach County, FL, and many do not work on-call. As a result, patients in the county with life-threatening conditions or intricate injuries can wait several hours before receiving care. Now a group of doctors, hospital administrators and healthcare officials has decided to craft detailed plans of how a regional on-call system would work in neurosurgery and hand surgery.