New Answers Will Be Needed to Cure America's Doctor Shortage

November 20, 2014 7:54 PM

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New Answers Will Be Needed to Cure America's Doctor Shortage

In today's rapidly changing American health care system, one problem -- a critical shortage of doctors -- threatens to dwarf all other concerns.

The situation is already bad. The United States has a current shortage of 16,000 primary care physicians, "the very doctors," to quote the AARP, "who offer the treatments and preventative screenings that save lives and head off expensive emergency room visits and hospitalizations." But the situation...

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