A Demanding Supply

Molpus, Jim
October 2007
HealthLeaders Magazine;Oct2007, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p10
The author discusses the shortage of physicians in the U.S. with the increase in medical service demand that will be wrought by the baby boomers. He claims that symptom such as the regional shortage of certain specialties reflects the trend and a larger issue is whether being a doctor will continue to be a career goal for the best and the brightest in the midst of malpractice climates and the very exorbitant cost of medical education. He hopes predictions will just be misspent warnings in the future.


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