Demand for Doctors Rising

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By 2025 the need for doctors will increase significantly, says a recent study that assessed how the demand for medical attention will play out in the coming years.

By 2025 the need for doctors will increase significantly, says a recent study that assessed how the demand for medical attention will play out in the coming years.

The project growth trend is attributed primarily to population growth and aging. The increase in the number of Americans who will gain access to health care as a result of the Affordable Care Act is also a factor, but to a much lesser extent.

What kind of doctors will be needed, be they primary care practitioners or specialists, is expected to vary from state to state.

How widely is seen in the estimated demand for cardiologists. In Nevada it’s expected to rise by 51 percent but only by 5 percent in West Virginia.

The national average is 20 percent.

And outside specialist said if the way Americans go about how and when they get healthcare, those numbers could change significantly. Catching diseases early could prevent the need for specialized care later.

The study’s authors feels that shortages could also be averted, or at least their impacts lessened, if medical schools manage programs and enrollment for projected rather than current needs.

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