The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections Through 2025

The unavoidable conclusion of this report: The United States faces a shortage of physicians through at least 2025, due to overall population growth, the aging of patients and doctors, and more physician visits.

AAMC projects that 124,000 new physicians are needed to meet the increasing demand. Medical schools have boosted enrollment, but not enough to fill the looming gap. This report calls for additional solutions, including greater efficiency, changes in health care delivery, and improved use of physicians and other health care providers.

Read the full AAMC report (PDF).

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