Unraveling the Physician Supply Dilemma

Cooper, Richard A.
November 2013
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;11/13/2013, Vol. 310 Issue 18, p1931
Academic Journal
The article discusses possible solutions to address the shortage of physicians in the U.S. It suggests the need to eliminate the Medicare caps on residency position and provide additional funds to develop and expand more residency programs. It discusses the challenges of expanding the participation of nurse practitioners and physician assistants to enhance long-term projections of physician supply. The reasons why physician supply is the key issue in the country are provided.


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