Telemedicine: Filling In The Hospital Care Gap In America
By: Jason Povio, President and Chief Operating Officer for Eagle Telemedicine and an expert in healthcare operational excellence.
Physicians are in short supply in the U.S. A report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) estimates a total shortage between 37,800 and 124,000 physicians over the next 12 years. Shortages include up to 48,000 primary care physicians and up to 77,100 non-primary care physicians. These statistics live within two other key trends impacting future health care delivery: patient demand for specialty care is on an upward trajectory with increased chronic disease presence, and there is the continuing need to do a better job for underserved and rural communities.
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