Agencies warn of coming doctor shortage

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 02:20 in Mathematics & Economics

Uneven distributions, in disciplines and locations, could strain the healthcare system. Can it be stopped? Stories of emergency rooms pushed to capacity and wait times at physicians' offices have become legendary. Now the passage of healthcare reform — potentially funneling 30 million new people into an already-packed system — has some groups warning that the nation will soon see a shortage of doctors.

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