U.S. Physician Shortage to Impact Rural, Poor Urban Areas

Despite already widespread shortages of U.S. primary care doctors, less than 25 percent of new physicians are entering the primary care field, while a small fraction, only 4.8 percent, of new doctors are practicing in rural areas. These findings come from a study by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS), and were in a report published in the “Ahead-of-Print” section in Academic Medicine.  Read more here.

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