Rural Healthcare Challenges in Canada


Research highlights significant risks in rural Canadian healthcare: a Laval University study found stroke victims face a 20% higher mortality rate in rural hospitals, and a British Medical Journal Open study noted a tripled pre-hospital mortality rate for rural trauma patients in Quebec. Staff shortages often result in temporary ER closures. Dr. Rick Fleet at Laval University suggests local innovations and "design thinking" training at Living Lab Charlevoix to address these challenges.

Abstract Written By:
Denson Natividad
April 8, 2024

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