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Subject:  Re: Quebec healthcare crisis Date:  11/15/2012  6:17 PM
Author:  DrBob2 Number:  413091 of 456980

We appear to be headed for quite a shortage of primary care docs.

Doc Shortage Could Crash Health Care
http://gma.yahoo.com/doc-shortage-could-cause-healthcare-cra...
The United States will require at least 52,000 more family doctors in the year 2025 to keep up with the growing and increasingly older U.S. population, a new study found. The predictions also reflect the passage of the Affordable Care Act -- a change that will expand health insurance coverage to an additional 38 million Americans....

The problem does not appear to be one of too few doctors in general; in fact, in 2011 a total of 17,364 new doctors emerged from the country's medical schools, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Too few of these doctors, however, choose primary care as a c