Pediatric workforce: a look at pediatric pulmonology data from the American Board of Pediatrics.
American Board of Pediatrics, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA.Journal of Pediatrics (impact factor: 4.11). 09/2006; 149(2):262-4. DOI:10.1016/j.jpeds.2006.05.050 pp.262-4
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ABSTRACT: Over the past two decades, a number of Canadian paediatric academic programs, previously operated as separate hospitals, have been integrated into larger teaching hospitals or regional health authorities. The present article describes the recent experience of the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario within the London Health Sciences Centre (London, Ontario) to illustrate the potential deleterious effects of planning, system and program changes in a large academic hospital without child health input at the executive decision-making level. The vision of the London Health Sciences Centre Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors was divergent from that of the paediatric health care providers, which resulted in the resignation of a number of paediatric subspecialists and compromised the ability of the Department of Paediatrics to deliver paediatric care and educate future professionals. The present article highlights the need for the involvement of paediatric stakeholders in strategic planning in the hope that other academic centres can learn from this experience.Paediatrics & child health 04/2007; 12(3):217-20. · 0.78 Impact Factor
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