Facing an influx of newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act and a wave of demographic trends, 31 percent of health facility managers plan to increase their
medical staffs, according to a new report.
The findings are the latest data from a nationwide survey of hospitals and medical
groups by Staff Care, a subsidiary of health care staffing firm AMN Healthcare (AHS).
The survey polled 230 hospital and medical group managers.
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Again and again, we hear that the country has too few doctors, particularly for primary care. And Obamacare is supposed to make the shortage much worse in the coming years as more Americans become insured and try to shoehorn themselves into already crowded medical offices. But why, exactly, are doctors in such short supply?
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Although total US medical school enrollment increased nearly 23% between 2000 and 2010, many of those newly minted physicians won’t choose primary care specialties nor will they settle in states with the most severe primary care shortages.
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