Americans alive today have never experienced a real physician shortage. Sure, there have been occasional dips every few years in certain specialties, like when we worried that we may not have enough obstetricians to go around. And after the need for HMO gatekeepers went away, a shortage of primary-care physicians developed and is worsening. But a widespread, sustained doctor drought is American healthcare’s disaster without a preparedness plan.Click here to access the entire article. It's a good read!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Forget insurance coverage, will there be enough physicians?
From the HealthLeaders cover story: