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Google Newsでみる医師不足 2018年9月30日

Google Newsでみる医師不足 2018年9月30日
Google (日本語) での検索件数 _ _ _ キーワード 医師不足 過去一か月のニュース 6,450
Google (English) での検索件数 _ _ _ Key word: Doctor shortage, past month 14,000
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The US is facing a doctor shortage as the country grays, and nurses could be the answer
Business Insider-2018/09/12 (米国)
The US healthcare system is facing a physician shortage, especially in the field of primary care.
The shortage could impact 44 million Americans, especially those who live in rural areas.
Part of the problem is that not enough medical students and graduates are choosing to go into the primary care field.
UnitedHealth Group suggests in a recent report that there might be two ways to extend access to primary care. One is to allow nurse practitioners to practice primary care independently, and the other is through urgent care centers and retail clinics.

Computer demands partly to blame for looming doctor shortage
America faces a physician crunch. The American Academy of Medical Colleges projects a physician shortage of between 42,600 and 121,300 doctors by the year 2030. Certainly, there's no shortage of demand for medical care. More of us are living longer, with more complicated health problems. But practicing physicians are accelerating their retirement plans, even as fewer and fewer doctors enter the physician workforce.

Why America Faces a Doctor Shortage
City Journal-2018/09/26 (米国 ニュージャージー州)
Health outcomes are adversely affected by the shortage. In lower-income areas, which are feeling the impact of too-few physicians already, patients are increasingly being treated by practitioners who attended for-profit medical schools in the Caribbean. These schools, known for their lower standards, are the kinds of institutions that LCME was founded in 1942 to police and prevent. Patients of such doctors tend to have higher mortality rates than those of physicians who attended medical school in the United States.

Free Med School Won't Solve The Doctor Shortage
Forbes-2018/09/17 (米国)
The New York University School of Medicine just eliminated tuition for all current and future students. Administrators believe the reform will help solve the nation's doctor shortage. Dean Robert Grossman suggests that "without the prospect of overwhelming financial debt," more people will pursue medical careers. And they'll be more willing to become primary care providers in underprivileged areas, rather than highly paid specialists in affluent communities.

What New Jersey can do to address doctor shortage | Opinion
NJ.com-2018/09/06 (米国 ニュージャージー州)
By Lawrence Stankovits. The Star-Ledger recently reported that lawmakers in Washington are looking to close a decades old loophole that is leading to a doctor shortage in New Jersey. While New Jersey's Congressional delegation should be praised for their efforts to overturn the cap on Medicare-funded slots for doctors in training, it is only one of the reasons why New Jersey residents are losing access to medical doctors and surgeons.


*: Educators/Mentors SHOULD READ

America’s Looming Doctor Shortage: What Policymakers Should Do
September 5, 2018  The Heritage Foundation

Kevin Pham

SUMMARY - America is faced with the very real threat of a shortage of doctors to serve the needs of a growing and aging population. America’s doctors are under stress, and many are demoralized, burned out, and looking toward an early retirement. Their problems have very little to do with actually delivering medical care to patients. They have much more to do with the non-clinical requirements imposed on them while running a medical practice. The laws, the rules, and the regulations that have interfered with the doctor–patient relationship have driven American physicians’ morale lower, and encourage them to leave medical practice at precisely the time the American public needs them most. For policymakers in Washington and in the states, there is a serious lesson here: Any serious reform must shift the focus back to the patient–doctor relationship, unburden the practice of medicine, and let doctors be doctors.

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