Thursday, October 25, 2012

Doctor Shortage Spreading in U.S.

Don't miss this Bloomberg story titled, "Doctor Shortage Spreading in U.S. Presaged in Las Vegas." The entire health care system is undergoing change and we're seeing different trends in various pockets around the country. I often wonder what the medical system will look like in 10 or 20 years.

Take a look at the "Doctors per 100,000 people" census to see how your state compares. The greatest shortages are in Nevada, Wyoming, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Idaho. Perhaps those are the states with the greatest opportunities for locum tenens or telemedicine to improve patient access to care.

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