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Expect doc shortages to worsen in post-reform era: AAMC
Modern Healthcare

Without increases in residency training, physician shortages post-reform will continue to worsen for both primary and specialty care, the Association of American Medical Colleges is reporting.

The AAMC estimates that there will be a shortage of 45,000 primary-care doctors and 46,000 surgeons and medical specialists over the next decade, driven in part by the healthcare reform law’s new coverage expansions and the aging of the population.