Cardiothoracic surgeons needed: Only 57 in the country, serving a population of 30 millionShared by:
There are only 57 cardiothoracic surgeons in both the public and private sectors in the country to attend to a population of 30 million people. This means a ratio of one surgeon for every 500,000 members of the population. The nation requires a total of 160 cardiothoracic surgeons to meet the ratio of 1:200,000. Compared to the ratio in US (1:100,000), Australia (1:180,000) and UK (1:150,000), Malaysia is lacking pretty far behind.
29 Aug 2016 - General