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U.S. Faces Shortage of Doctors

Posted By admin On April 13, 2010 @ 10:54 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

SUZANNE SATALINE And SHIRLEY S. WANG
Wall St Journal [1]
April 13, 2010

The new federal health-care law has raised the stakes for hospitals and schools already scrambling to train more doctors.

Experts warn there won’t be enough doctors to treat the millions of people newly insured under the law. At current graduation and training rates, the nation could face a shortage of as many as 150,000 doctors in the next 15 years, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

That shortfall is predicted despite a push by teaching hospitals and medical schools to boost the number of U.S. doctors, which now totals about 954,000.

The greatest demand will be for primary-care physicians. These general practitioners, internists, family physicians and pediatricians will have a larger role under the new law, coordinating care for each patient.

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