How to tackle the physician shortage
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) predicts that at least 139,000 doctors will be needed by 2033, particularly in rural and low-income areas. In an attempt to address this need, states have been replacing physicians with non-physician health care providers and reducing physician oversight.
I’ve seen it firsthand.
One day in the ER, a patient came in fatigued and dehydrated. He had been to his …