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European Union predicts shortfall of one million doctors and nurses by 2020

Overseas-trained doctors accounted for 36.8% of UK-registered doctors in 2008.

25% of practicing physicians in the United States and 28% of U.S. medical residents come from abroad. Of these, 25% were trained in India and Pakistan.

At the same time, U.S. lawmakers suggest we save money by training fewer doctors, according to UCMC Dean editorial (http://goo.gl/d3cDE).

The mounting shortage of physicians nationwide is expected to grow to 90,000 by 2020.

Compare this to China where typically 3-4 newly qualified doctors will rent a flat together to defray their costs (http://goo.gl/YrJqc). The U.S. has one public health professional for every 635 people. The rate in China is one per 7,000.

References:
http://goo.gl/w7fbO

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/06/11/countries_without_doctors
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Makes you really wonder about the EU and US physician shortcomings—what are we going to do? Medical Home? I don't see this ideal broaching physicianopenia. I'm beginning to see ED impressions that list "failure or failed primary care." Is there a trifecta coming: Physicianopenia, Medical Home, and Readmissions?
 
The mounting shortage of U.S. physicians nationwide is expected to grow to 90,000 by 2020.
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