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Physician Need Still Outsrips Rising Supply In California
Health Leaders Media

The number of physicians in California has been increasing faster than the state’s population, but not as fast as the state needs, especially as both state and federal legislation strive to increase the number of people who receive healthcare services.

And though the supply of physicians is increasing, the trajectory may be short-lived as the aging physician workforce continues to cut back on the number of hours worked, retires, or increasingly stops accepting new patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid.