Published November 1, 2003
by Transaction Publishers .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||142|
While the general consensus is that overall physician supply per capita will remain relatively stable over the next 15 years, there is less agreement on future demand for physician services. This paper presents projections of physician supply and requirements for 18 physician specialties using the Physician Supply Model (PSM) and the Physician. Impact Of Increasing Physician Supply: A Scenario for the Future. Harold S. Luft; and While projections of the impact of growing numbers of physicians on the U.S. health care Cited by: In summary, as the editors intended, this book is a timely benchmark and contribution to the understanding of why this nation alone in the developed world does not yet provide universal health care coverage. As a result, the future of U.S. health care for all, not just for the poor and uninsured, remains uncertain. Reviewed by Joel J. Alpert, : Paperback. The New Health Age: The Future of Health Care in America, written by David Houle and Jonathan Fleece, is an inspirational book that chronicles the historic determinants of the current US healthcare system that has been focused on the provision of high cost acute care health services that delivers low-value s:
The nation’s supply of primary care physicians is helping Americans live longer but a sliding “per capita supply” is a worrisome trend for U.S. population health, new research in the journal. Even as the nation’s health care workforce combats the spread and lethality of COVID, a report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) projects that the United States will face a shortage of betw and , physicians by The pandemic, which struck after the projections were completed, magnifies the need to address shortfalls in both primary care . More than 2 of 5 five currently active physicians will be 65 or older within the next decade. Shifts in retirement patterns over that time could have large implications for the supply of physicians to meet health care demands. Also, growing concerns about physician burnout suggest physicians will be more likely to accelerate than delay retirement. Health care remains a major theme in our national conversation. And as we approach the November election, we will hear a lot of debate about the right path forward to fix what ails our current system. It is encouraging to hear so many people—candidates, policymakers, opinion leaders and.
Suggested Citation:"The Future of the National Supply of Physicians."National Research Council. Physicians and New Health Practitioners: Issues for the 'gton, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / primary drivers of increasing physician demand. By , the U.S. population under age 18 is projected to grow by only 3%, while the population age 65 and over is projected to grow by 50%. Because seniors have much higher per capita consumption of health care, the demand for physicians—especially specialty physicians—is projected to increase. Health Administration Press, Chicago, , pp., $55 ($44 paperback) At the foundation of the Catholic Health Association's (CHA's) prominent role in support of national healthcare reform in the early s was the association's unswerving pursuit of health insurance coverage for every American. * The first strategy is to target future physicians to maximize the pool of physicians available for practice in relatively underserved regions. This means increasing the number of qualified physicians who are interested in practice in underserved regions, and/or the number of working hours they are willing to provide.