Review Of The Physician Shortage By Courtney Wilson

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Review of the Physician Shortage Courtney Wilson Adventist University of Health Sciences Abstract With the world of healthcare changing, no one really knows what is going to happen in the future. All we can do is predict, and wait for all of the bugs to be fixed as they arise. We do know that with everyone receiving healthcare, there will be a large increase of people who are now insured. What does this mean; more people will be trying to see the doctor, longer wait times and now a shortage of physicians. The time that it takes for a physician to receive all of their training just isn’t fast enough to keep up with the demand. We need people now and training takes at least 7 years. Then there is the issue: what if they want to specialize. If they specialize that leaves less physicians available to practice in primary care. Many of the physicians that are working today are close to retirement age, and they will be leaving soon. New policies need to be created and hospitals need to try to recruit physicians and need to get them to stay. Keywords: Physician, shortage, recruitment, debt, policies Review of the Physician Shortage Introduction When Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed, no one really knew all the details, or problems that would come to the surface. With the large number of people who are now insured, who is going to take care of them? If the amount of people increased then it should be obvious that we need more physicians

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