US faces doctor shortage10th June 2006
In the USA, a looming doctor shortage threatens to create a national health care 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.
Experts believe it may be too late to head off havoc for at least the next decade given the long lead time to train surgeons and other specialists.
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Title: US faces doctor shortage
Author: Chris May
Article Id: 394
Date Added: 10th Jun 2006