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U.S. could face shortage of 44,000 primary care physicians by 2025

ScienceDaily, June 19, 2008
The U.S. could face a shortage of up to 44,000 family physicians and general internists by 2025, according to a University of Missouri study. The trend is due to a skewed compensation system that rewards specialists increasingly more than primary care practitioners, researchers said. They were more optimistic about the future supply of general pediatricians, however.