The physician shortage

It’s only getting worse, and compounded by uneven distribution between specialists and PCP’s. Don’t say I didn’t warn you:

While shortages will create difficulties, an even greater problem will arise from the unequal distributions of physicians by specialty and geography, according to the Pricewaterhouse report.

Only 20 percent of today’s internal medicine residents are choosing to go into primary care internal medicine; the rest are going on to pursue higher paying subspecialties, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ research.

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