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Dire shortage of doctors as senior population rises
California Watch

Six out of nine regions in California have a shortage of primary care physicians, and the problem may be worsening: With nearly 30 percent of our physicians more than 60 years old, more doctors are nearing retirement here than in any other state. The findings are part of a report on the state’s physician supply, published last week by the California HealthCare Foundation. The report highlights geographic, ethnic and linguistic disparities among California’s residents and physicians, as well as how the state compares to the rest of the nation.

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