Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Any health care reform ...

... should answer this question.
Isn't it a shame that after all this time and with skills honed by decades of experience, many of us can no longer afford to work as a physician?
... and address this issue ...
Good luck recruiting primary care specialists when we are projected to be short 39,000 by 2020, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. And nearly half of all doctors surveyed by the Physicians' Foundation have said that over the next three years they plan to reduce the number of patients they see or stop practicing entirely.
What do the Dems have planned to address this?

1 comment:

Genomic Repairman said...

I know in the 70's and 80's there was a recruitment drive for PCP's from abroad into underserved communities (i.e. the freakin boonies). A friend of mine, his parents were drafted from Ireland to go to the cold backwoods of West Virginia and have been there since. I'm wondering if this is going to be the way that we restock the GP pool as most med students domestically are seeking out specialization.