Family providers in short supply nationwide, report finds

08/13/2008 | Sun (Baltimore), The

The nationwide shortage of family medical professionals varies by location, but generally, fewer providers practice in the areas where they are needed most, according to a report by the National Association of Community Health Centers. Researchers also found about 56 million Americans don't have access to regular health care because there aren't enough medical practitioners in their communities, which could lead to poorer health outcomes and less coordinated care.

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