Shortage of doctors is worsened
by accelerating demand for care

Demand for Doctors is Outpacing Supply

June 06, 2006
by Michael Johns, Project Manager
As reported in the Los Angeles Times:
A national healthcare crisis is looming due to a shortage of doctors which will further limit access to physicians, jeopardize quality, and accelerate cost increases.

Shortages in at least a dozen physician specialties, including cardiology, radiology, and several pediatric and surgical subspecialties will be faced by patients across the country. Twelve states, including California, Texas and Florida, are already reporting physician shortages.

With the long time needed to train specialists like surgeons, access to healthcare for the next decade may be affected.

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