Doctor shortage crisis looms in US

Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015


Demand for doctors in the US is fast outstripping supply with the shortfall projected to reach up to reach  to 90,400 doctors by 2025, a report shows.

Among the factors behind the increasing demand is growth of the US population, particularly, the growth of the ageing population.

The number of younger patients seeking care is also expected to rise with the number of people gaining health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, says the report which was commissioned by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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