Latest Doctor shortage Stories

2011-04-06 13:24:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA) testified today before the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a hearing titled, "The Cost of the Medical Liability System Proposals for Reform, including H.R. 5, the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011." Troy M. Tippett, MD, a Florida neurosurgeon representing the HCLA, emphasized to committee members that "our medical...

2010-04-14 07:36:28

With the U.S. facing a shortage of primary care physicians, several states are considering giving more authority to nurse practitioners, according to an April 13 article by AP Medical Writer Carla K. Johnson. By definition, a nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has completed an advanced medical education program, usually resulting in a master's or doctorate degree. They are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of most common medical conditions, and are currently allowed to treat a...

2010-03-29 10:25:00

The health care reform bill, meant to provide insurance and affordable health care to those previously denied easy access to medical treatment, could be hampered by the lack of available primary care physicians, a March 28 Associated Press (AP) article suggests. According to AP writer Lauran Neergaard, "recently published reports predict a shortfall of roughly 40,000 primary care doctors over the next decade, a field losing out to the better pay, better hours and higher profile of many other...

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