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The future holds too few docs

MANAGED CARE July 2007. © MediMedia USA
Managed Care Outlook

The future holds too few docs

MANAGED CARE July 2007. ©MediMedia USA













Physicians will be harder to come by in 2020 if the data presented in Physician Workforce Policy Guidelines for the United States, 2000–2020 holds true. According to the report, the supply of practicing physicians in the United States is expect to rise 24 percent from 2000 to 2020. However, growth is expected to slow considerably after 2010. This slowdown reflects the aging of the current physician workforce and the relatively level annual number of new physician entrants since 1980.

At the same time, the demand for physicians is likely to grow even more rapidly during this period than the supply. It is likely that the demand for physician services will grow to between 1.03 million and 1.24 million physicians in 2020. The three major factors driving this will be: the projected population growth of 50 million persons; the aging of the baby boom generation; and the changing age-specific per capita physician utlilization rates, with those under age 45 using fewer services, but those over age 45 using more.

Source: Council on Graduate Medical Education, 2005

Meetings

4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Forum Alexandria, VA November 13–14, 2014
Home Care Leadership Summit Atlanta, GA November 17–18, 2014
HealthIMPACT Southeast Tampa, FL January 23, 2015