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2016 Update: The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2014 to 2025

April 5, 2016
By Association of American Medical Colleges

Health Care News reported in its September 2016 issue:The nation will have a shortage of 94,700 physicians by the year 2025, an analysis conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) found in May 2016.

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Health Care News reported in its September 2016 issue:

The nation will have a shortage of 94,700 physicians by the year 2025, an analysis conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) found in May 2016.

The dearth of health care providers is most prominent in rural states with widely dispersed populations, such in many parts of the Southeast, according to the 2015 State Physician Workforce Databook, a previous AAMC study.

Mississippi has the lowest ratio of doctors to population, at 184.7 per 100,000 people, the study found. Arkansas is fifth from the bottom at 198.1 per 100,000 people.

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