Significant Primary Care, Overall Physician Shortage Predicted by 2025

America faces a significant physician shortage by 2025, according to a physician workforce projectionreport(www.aamc.org) released by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) today titled “The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2013 to 2025.” According to an AAMC press release, (www.aamc.org)the U.S. could be short between 46,000 and 90,000 physicians overall. The analysis, …

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Hawaii’s physician shortage grew 20 percent during past year

“I would already call it a crisis,” said Kelly Withy, primary researcher for the center’s Physician Workforce Assessment. “You don’t realize how desperate it is until you can’t find the care you need.” Many patients wait months to get an appointment. In many cases — especially on the neighboring islands — people aren’t getting prompt …

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Solving the physician shortage: Secrets to recruiting and retaining providers

Solving the physician shortage: Secrets to recruiting and retaining providers The looming physician shortage, especially in primary care, was a topic of conversation in healthcare circles long before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law. Estimates as to the extent of the problem vary–from a predicted shortfall of 52,000 primary care physicians to more recent reports …

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