Millions of Americans affected by doctor shortage

02/24/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

A new study finds that 44 million people reside in areas of the U.S. where estimated demand for primary care access outpaces supply by 5%, while about 7 million Americans live in areas where demand is expected to exceed supply by 10% as coverage expands. Researchers said Texas, Mississippi, Nevada, Idaho and Oklahoma were among the states expected to see sharp increases in physician demand. The study was published in Health Affairs.

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