Only central planning could produce at the same time waiting lists for surgery AND and an unemployment crisis for surgeons:
The unemployment issue arose about five years ago. In 2014, 14 per cent of graduating specialists and sub-specialists — twice the rate in the overall workforce — could not find full-time posts, a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons survey found.
The problem is more acute in surgery and other specialties that require doctors to be hired by a hospital, which supplies facilities, technology and support staff. More than half of graduating radiation oncologists, for instance, and 43 per cent of ophthalmologists said they had been unable to find full-time work in 2011 and 2012.
The college, which certifies all specialists in Canada, says the problem stems largely from a disconnect between the number being trained and the positions hospitals can afford to fund.
This is rationed cared in its starkest form.