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Infographic: The Doctor Shortage

January 7th, 2014 by Jackie Lyons

A recent report from the American Academy of Family Physicians estimates 52,000 new physicians will be necessary by 2025 to keep up with growing healthcare demands.

Population growth, aging populations and increased access to healthcare are among the reasons for the increased need for more physicians, according to a new infographic from Soliant Health. This infographic also details the particular shortage in primary care, potential solutions to the increased demand and more.

The Doctor Shortage

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Infographic: Shortage of Primary Care Physicians

December 12th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, millions of people are gaining health coverage and access to healthcare. However, there may be a shortage of doctors to treat these patients in many parts of the United States, suggests a new infographic from the Commonwealth Fund.

For example, the infographic shows the number of primary care physicians in several counties in Texas, ranging from 83 residents per one PCP in one county to 14,081 residents per PCP in another. Thirty-five Texas counties have more than 3,000 resident per primary care provider.

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