shortage http://ripr.org en By 2025, 25% more primary care docs needed http://ripr.org/post/2025-25-more-primary-care-docs-needed <p>A new study in the Annals of Family Medicine projects the country will need about 52,000 more primary care doctors by 2025. The study’s authors calculated that we currently have about 206,000.They based their projections on the number of patients primary care docs currently see in office visits per year, and how many might be expected based on how much our population is set to grow, how much more an aging population will need primary care, and how many people will have access to a primary care doctor for the first time as a result of the Affordable Care Act.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:04:03 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8268 at http://ripr.org