Report Assesses California’s Primary Care Physician Needs
Almost 30% of California's physicians are older than age 60, and their looming retirement coupled with increased demand for services expected under health care reform could limit patients' access to care, a new report from the California HealthCare Foundation concludes. The report notes that the number of primary care physicians also is decreasing and that the state is growing increasingly dependent on physicians trained in foreign and out-of-state schools. CHCF publishes California Healthline.
- "California May Face Physician Supply Squeeze" (Walters, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 7/16).