Demand, Meet Supply: Primary-Care Doctor Shortage May Undermine Reform Efforts

by Benjamin Domenech on 8:51 am June 21, 2009

Forgetting big issues on health care: “There are not enough primary-care doctors to meet current needs, and providing health insurance to 46 million more people would threaten to overwhelm the system. Fixing the problem will require fundamental changes in medical education and compensation to lure more doctors into primary-care offices” with 215 million annual visits.

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