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American Doctors: The Prognosis Isn’t Good

Friday, March 24, 2017 16:09
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A decade from now, Americans might find themselves waiting longer for medical care including doctor’s appointments, surgery and other procedures. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has projected that between now and 2030, the US is going to face a shortage of tens of thousands of doctors. The expanding healthcare needs of the country’s aging population is going to be the primary reason for the shortfall. The number of Americans aged 65 and older is going to expand by 55 percent up to 2030, creating a pressing need for more doctors.

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