Family physicians in short supply nationwide, report finds

08/13/2008 | Sun (Baltimore), The

The nationwide shortage of family physicians varies by location, but generally, fewer doctors practice in the areas where they are needed most, according to a report by the National Association of Community Health Centers. Researchers also found about 56 million Americans don't have access to regular health care because there aren't enough physicians in their communities, which could lead to poorer health outcomes and less coordinated care.

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