physician shortage

Physician shortages may affect population health strategiesBy 2025, the United States could be facing a shortage ranging from 34,600 to 88,000 physicians in total. Find out how this could affect population health initiatives.
Leveraging data integration to manage chronic conditionsIs digital health integration the missing link in understanding chronic diseases and what should physicians be asking to ensure the data they want to receive is captured effectively?
Combating the impending physician shortage
Combating the impending physician shortageA recent report released by the Association of American Medical Colleges forecasted that the U.S., will face a physician shortage of somewhere between 61,700 and 94,700 doctors over the next decade.
ACA demands may deter family docs from treating childrenThe availability of primary care services for children is changing, as fewer family physicians are seeing children, according to a recent Annals of Family Medicine study.
Letter: ‘Physician shortage': A myth that benefits medical societiesA reader doubts the existence of a physician shortage.
Survey shows patients in many cities wait weeks for appointmentsFor primary care physicians, the average appointment wait time was 19.5 days across metropolitan areas.
Medicare graduate medical education funding unevenly distributed, study findsThe federal government allots more than $10 billion per year through Medicare Graduate Medical Education payments to fund residency programs at teaching hospitals throughout the country. But the distributed of that funding is imbalanced, according to a recent study.
The 20 worst residency programs for producing primary care physiciansWhat immediately jumps out about the list of residency programs that produce the lowest percentage of primary care graduates is that it includes some of the biggest names in healthcare: Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Brigham and Women's and plenty of others.
Interest in primary care up, but shortage still loomsAlthough more medical students are turning to primary care professions again, the marketplace is still expected to face a shortage of primary care physicians in the coming years.
Why the free market isn’t a cure-all for healthcarePeter Ubel, MD—an author, columnist, and Duke University professor—discusses several controversial topics, including whether physician salaries need to drop and whether the primary care shortage is real.