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Will generalist physician supply meet demands of an increasing and aging population?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18445642     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We predict that population growth and aging will increase family physicians' and general internists' workloads by 29 percent between 2005 and 2025. We expect a 13 percent increased workload for care of children by pediatricians and family physicians. However, the supply of generalists for adult care, adjusted for age and sex, will increase 7 percent, or only 2 percent if the number of graduates continues to decline through 2008. We expect deficits of 35,000-44,000 adult care generalists, although the supply for care of children should be adequate. These forces threaten the nation's foundation of primary care for adults.
Authors:
Jack M Colwill; James M Cultice; Robin L Kruse
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-04-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health affairs (Project Hope)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1544-5208     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Aff (Millwood)     Publication Date:    2008 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-13     Completed Date:  2009-04-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303128     Medline TA:  Health Aff (Millwood)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  w232-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. colwillj@health.missouri.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Forecasting
Health Services Needs and Demand / trends*
Humans
Internal Medicine / manpower,  trends
Internship and Residency / manpower*
Pediatrics / manpower,  trends
Physicians, Family / supply & distribution*,  trends
Population Growth
United States
Workload

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