Physician Shortages in Rural Areas Raise Concerns
A national shortage of surgeons and family practice physicians is affecting hospitals across the country, while the shortage of surgeons is a "particular threat" to the health care of the 54 million U.S. residents who live in rural areas. Several physician groups are pushing changes designed to offset the impact of the doctor shortage.
- "Shortage of Surgeons Pinches U.S. Hospitals" (Davis, USA Today, 2/26).