MD to increase primary care health workforce by 25%

The Baltimore Sun, November 9, 2011

Maryland officials on Tuesday announced a plan to increase the number of primary care health professionals by as much as 25% in the next decade through a wide range of goals that include increased educational opportunities, financial incentives and tort reform. Maryland and the rest of the country are dealing with a shortage of primary care physicians and fear the problem will worsen when healthcare reform adds millions more people to the insurance rolls. Nearly 360,000 new people will have access to insurance in Maryland by 2020. A work force investment board appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley used a $150,000 federal grant to come up with the goals to improve the number of primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants and support staff in the state by 2020.


MOST POPULAR

SPONSORED REPORTS
SPONSORED HEADLINES

SIGN UP

FREE e-Newsletters Join the Council Subscribe to HL magazine

SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING

100 Winners Circle Suite 300
Brentwood, TN 37027

800-727-5257

About | Advertise | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Reprints/Permissions | Contact
© HealthLeaders Media 2014 a division of BLR All rights reserved.