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Current and Future Needs for Interventional Radiologists in Saudi Arabia: Position Statement by the Saudi Interventional Radiology SocietyFunding None.
Saudi Arabia has gone through a huge expansion in the medical services, which increased the demand for interventional radiologist (IR) services. However, the current number of IRs is considerably less than the needed number, which poses a challenge to provide a 24/7 IR service coverage. The shortage may improve in the future, but it will continue through 2030 despite the successful local fellowship training program.
Keywordsinterventional radiology - interventional radiologist - Saudi health care system - Saudi Arabia - IR - 2030 - future needs - physician - ministry of health - MOH
Article published online:
24 May 2023
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