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As population grows older, geriatricians grow scarce

Washington Post, March 11, 2008
Geriatricians provide specialized care to the elderly, and until recently their numbers have been growing. Despite attempts to convince the medical profession and the public of their worth, the number of practicing geriatricians in the United States is falling seriously behind needed levels. One estimate shows the nation's teaching hospitals are producing one or two geriatricians for every nine cardiologists or orthopedic surgeons.