The availability of nurses for mixed practice

Demographic change is putting a heavy strain on Quebec’s public health care system. In particular, this is reflected in a greater need for nursing staff. Meanwhile, many nurses are opting to practise their profession with employment agencies and in the private sector, causing fears of a weakening of the public sector. The Montreal Economic Institute conducted an investigation among nurses to see if the labour supply is really being used to full capacity and whether some nurses would be willing to work extra hours in private practice.

Links of interest

Media Release: Survey among nurses: They would work more hours in mixed public-private practice

Research Report: Measuring the Reserve Supply of Nursing Staff Time in Quebec

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