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Hospitals Fight Proposed Changes In The Training Of Doctors
July 31, 2014

AMA: “Despite the fact that workforce experts predict a shortage of more than 45,000 primary care and 46,000 specialty physicians in the U.S. by 2020, the report provides no clear solution.”

Wilensky says that’s because her panel didn’t agree with studies that project there’s going to be a shortage of doctors. Rapid changes in medical practice, she says — including the greatly increased use of nonphysician health professionals, such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners — might be enough to provide care to aging baby boomers and people now getting insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Report Says Big Changes Are Needed In How Doctors Are Trained
by Julie Rovner
July 29, 2014

“The scale of government support for this phase of physician education is unlike that given to any other profession in the nation,” said the report

there are persistent problems. They include uneven geographic distribution of physicians, too many specialists and not enough primary care providers, and a lack of cultural diversity in the physician workforce, the report found.

Not only that, the authors note, “a variety of surveys indicate that recently trained physicians in some specialties cannot perform simple procedures often required in office-based practice and lack sufficient training and experience in care coordination, team-based care and quality improvement.”

the panel also did not recommend lifting the current cap on the number of residencies that Medicare supports. That cap was imposed in the 1997 Balanced Budget Act.


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listen carefully to you?
give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?
seem to know the important information about your medical history?
show respect for what you had to say?
spend enough time with you?


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