An article in the New York Times drew attention to an impending physician shortage, a phenomenon that has been predicted for years. Is your practice, or your area of the country, feeling the impact?
An article in the New York Times last week drew attention to an impending physician shortage, a phenomenon that has been predicted for years. In 2010, a presentation at the ACOG annual meeting indicated that a shortage of ob/gyns would result in physicians working longer hours and using more NPs and other support staff, and patients waiting longer for appointments, traveling farther for care, using the emergency room more frequently, and not getting necessary care.
If your practice has been impacted--or you expect it to be--how will you manage it? If not, do you think the shortage is overhyped?