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physician shortage

Perils of replacing physicians with non-physician providersUnfortunately, the focus on increasing nursing scope of practice has led to several dangerous consequences. The first adverse effect of increased NP production is a decline in bedside nurses, one of the most critical components of our healthcare system.
Are blockchain and AI the keys to unlocking interoperability in healthcare?
Are blockchain and AI the keys to unlocking interoperability in healthcare?. EHRs were intended to be a way to better track health data for hospitals, payers and physicians. Although they have good intentions, they often end up causing more problems than they solve.
How can physicians combat industry shortages and meet patient demands?
How can physicians combat industry shortages and meet patient demands?In the next few years, a major shortage of primary care physicians will sweep across the United States. By 2025, the number of physicians needed will fall short by 46,000 to 90,000, according to a recent study from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
By 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.
Is 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.