FutureDocs Issue Brief Released: Nation Has Enough Physicians to Meet the Nation’s Overall Needs – For Now. Distribution to Worsen
The Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy released the first in a series of issue briefs for the FutureDocs Forecasting Tool, built with support from the Physicians Foundation. The innovative tool helps policy makers, physicians and health systems plan for what type of practitioners will be needed to meet the growing utilization of healthcare in the US. The issue brief, “Nation Has Enough Physicians to Meet the Nation’s Overall Needs – For Now. Distribution to Worsen”, finds the physician capacity is sufficient to meet demand for healthcare services in 2017. However, looking beyond 2017 and at the state and sub-state level, capacity is not adequately distributed. Read the full issue brief here.