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Guide to the Physician Shortage

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The United States faces a shortage of more than 90,000 physicians by 2020 — a number that will grow to more than 130,000 by 2025.

Chances are, your organization has already felt the effects of the physician shortage — and if it hasn’t, it will.

As demand for the limited supply of physicians increases, practices, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations will find it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain quality physicians. This will negatively affect quality and continuity of care, work-life balance for existing staff, the organization’s capacity to see patients, and, ultimately, the bottom line.

The ongoing physician shortage presents a serious problem, and it’s one that cannot easily be fixed. Before we get into how healthcare organizations can limit the effects of this physician shortage, let’s take a deeper look at its causes.

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