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Physician Shortage Could Hit 90K by 2025
HealthLeaders Media

Under a best case scenario, the nation’s graying and growing population will contend with a shortage of at least 46,000 physicians within 10 years, Association of American Medical Colleges projections show.

That shortfall could hit 90,000 by 2025 if the healthcare sector fails to aggressively embrace and promote the use of non-physician clinicians, and adopt more efficient care and payment models such as patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations, AAMC said.