Florida hospital study warns of doctor shortage

February 17, 2015 9:42 PM

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Florida will be short 7,000 doctors by 2025 if more residency programs are not created throughout the state to keep up with growing demand, according to a study commissioned by teaching and safety-net hospitals.

Doctors trained in the specialty fields of psychiatry, general surgery, rheumatology and thoracic surgery will likely be in the shortest supply, according to the study. Southwest Florida is one of three regions in the state where medical demand is expected to exceed supply by the highest amounts — 2...

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