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, compiled for the AAMC by IHS Inc., a global information company headquartered in Englewood, Colo., estimates a primary care shortage of 12,500 to 31,100 primary care physicians and a shortfall of 28,200 to 63,700 non-primary care physicians, “most notably among surgical specialists.

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