The private hospital: a potential surgical training ground

Ian R Gough, Ian D Civil, Spencer W Beasley, Bruce H Barraclough and David J Hillis
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03468.x
Published online: 1 February 2010

To the Editor: In their letter of 5 October 2009, Wong and colleagues highlight the importance of providing training for surgical specialties in the private sector.1 With 64% of surgical activity in Australia now occurring in the private sector,2 and public hospital activity constrained due to ongoing budget imperatives, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has been actively exploring this idea for some years.

  • Ian R Gough
  • Ian D Civil
  • Spencer W Beasley
  • Bruce H Barraclough
  • David J Hillis

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne, VIC.



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