General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: The Man on June 05, 2006, 12:51:37 AM

Title: Article: US doctor shortage heading toward crisis
Post by: The Man on June 05, 2006, 12:51:37 AM
Physician Shortage Looms, Risking a Crisis, as Demand for Care Explodes

A looming doctor shortage threatens to create a national healthcare crisis by further limiting access to physicians, jeopardizing quality and accelerating cost increases.

Twelve states — including California, Texas and Florida — report some physician shortages now or expect them within a few years. Across the country, patients are experiencing or soon will face shortages in at least a dozen physician specialties, including cardiology and radiology and several pediatric and surgical subspecialties...,0,1528090.story?coll=la-home-headlines

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