Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Goodbye, Primary Care

Forty-nine percent -- of the more than 150,000 practicing [primary care] doctors -- say during the next three years they plan to reduce the number of patients they see or stop practicing entirely.


I guess the extent of this impending crisis will depend, at least in part, on the number of new primary care physicians entering the market place during the next three years. I'm not sure we can be optimistic about how large that number will be.

1 comment:

Macon said...

I'm sure that Government Sponsored/Mandated "Universal" Healthcare will solve this problem. I mean, there's no chance that a government program would have bloated, frustrating and useless paperwork, is there?