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Report: Physician, specialist shortage will worsen

The US physician shortage could reach 139,000 by 2033, while the expected shortfall of radiologists, neurologists and other physician specialists ranges from 17,100 to 41,900, according to an Association of American Medical Colleges report completed before the COVID-19 pandemic, which could worsen the issue. Researchers said hospitals, especially those in rural areas, are modifying scope of practice rules, relocating physicians and rehiring retired physicians to address the shortage.

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