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Projected doc shortage is real, experts say
Modern Healthcare

Although they found areas of partial agreement, two experts who believe the threat of an imminent physician shortage is real disagreed with the basic premise of a recent Health Affairs report that concluded that the projected shortage was “greatly overestimated.” The report’s authors, researchers with the Columbia Business School in New York and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in Philadelphia, wrote that, with proper staffing, new scheduling methods and effective use of health information technology, “This projected shortage can be completely eliminated.”