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The U.S. is facing a critical shortage of primary care physicians that is only expected to get worse as the population continues to age and more people obtain health coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Some experts are urging immediate action before the problem gets any worse.
Overuse of the healthcare system is a major problem, with some estimates suggesting that 30 percent of all medical spending goes to pay for unnecessary procedures.
The nation is already on the brink of a severe doctor shortage, but experts say that current efforts to battle deficits in Washington could have the effect of precipitating a much more severe situation.
Communities across the country are facing critical shortages of primary care physicians. However, the problem is far worse in rural towns. These locations are having a difficult time attracting the skilled physicians their people need.
The U.S. is currently bracing for a significant shortage of primary care doctors, experts say. Due to a number of factors, there simply are not going to be enough physicians to care for the nation's aging population unless something is done to address the problem.
The U.S. is facing a critical shortage of primary care physicians, but a new report indicates that current efforts underway to address the problem may be insufficient.
Given the projected shortage of immediate care doctors, medical schools will have to do all they can to encourage greater enrollment and graduate more students. A new study from University of Texas researchers suggests that one way to accomplish this is to reform the curricula of medical schools.
As more and more healthcare organizations report difficulty finding enough hospitalists to satisfy patient demand, advocacy groups are calling on lawmakers to increase funding for scholarship opportunities and remove some of the regulations that stand between physicians and their patients.
While most professions are shedding jobs due to the continued slow pace of economic recovery, the healthcare industry is booming. This is creating many high-quality job opportunities for emergency department physicians. Medical school graduates may expect to find a range of careers available once … more
Healthcare reform is set to help millions of uninsured Americans obtain coverage. However, some experts have expressed concern that there are presently too few emergency department physicians to handle the increased workload that is expected to follow.