A New Open-Source, Dynamic Model for Projecting Physician Supply and Demand

Model Overview

With a grant from the Physicians Foundation, the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research (Sheps Center) is developing a dynamic, open-source, web-based tool to project physician supply and demand and estimates of shortages in the United States. The model will be intuitive, easy to use, customizable, and freely available to all who wish to use it. The tool will allow policymakers, physician practice and human resource managers, physician associations, medical societies, and other stakeholders to identify imbalances across geographical areas in the distribution of physicians of various specialties.


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