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...
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