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 growth in demand for primary care access outpaces supply by 5%, while about 7 million live in areas where demand is expected to exceed supply by 10% as insurance coverage expands under the Affordable Care Act. 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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