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Google Newsでみる医師不足 2019年6月1日

Google Newsでみる医師不足 2019年6月1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 7,980
Google (English) での検索件数 _ _ _ Key word: Doctor shortage, past month 37,200
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Dr. RICHARD LIEBOWITZ: A life-saving solution to America’s doctor shortage
Chron Dr. Richard Liebowitz, Guest columnist Updated 12:31 pm CDT, Friday, May 31, 2019 (米国)

Doctors are hard to come by in rural America. Nearly 20 percent of Americans live in rural communities. But only 10 percent of doctors practice there. Patients often must drive for hours to see a physician.

Such barriers to care can prove deadly. A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently warned that “there is a striking gap in health between rural and urban Americans.” CDC research from 2017 indicates that up to 25,000 heart disease deaths and 19,000 cancer deaths could have been prevented in 2014 if rural patients had better access to health care.
Doctors who graduate from international medical schools are more likely to serve rural patients. According to a report from the American College of Physicians, international medical school graduates — also known as IMGs — are “often more willing than their U.S. medical graduate counterparts to practice in remote, rural areas.” A study published in the journal Family Medicine found that IMGs are key to “addressing existing rural shortages.”

The Struggle To Hire And Keep Doctors In Rural Areas Means Patients Go Without Care

NPR: National Public Radio – May 21, 20194:53 PM ET(米国 ネブラスカ州)

"I was just having some terrible pain with this pregnancy and I couldn't get in with my doctor," she says.
This inconvenience is part of life in Arthur County, a 700-square-mile slice of western Nebraska prairie that's home to only 465 people. According to census figures, it's the fifth least-populated county in the nation.
Rural hospitals are in decline. Over 100 have closed since 2010 and hundreds more are vulnerable. As of December 2018, there were more than 7,000 areas in the U.S. with health professional shortages, nearly 60 percent of which were in rural areas.

Lessons for Hong Kong in how Singapore tackled its doctor shortage
South China Morning Post‎ - 1:00pm, 31 May, 2019(シンガポール)

Singapore gives out overseas training scholarships, recognises certain foreign medical qualifications, and does not require further exams and internships for foreign doctors to practise

Both Singapore and Hong Kong face a shortage of doctors. Yet from 2008 to 2017, Singapore raised its ratio of doctors from 1.6 per 1,000 residents to 2.4, against Hong Kong’s 1.8 to 1.9. What can we learn from Singapore?
Singapore is brave and decisive. From 2007 to 2016, Singapore imported more than 500 doctors on average annually (including permanent residents) against Hong Kong’s 25. As of 2017, the latest year for which figures are available, Singapore had 5,873 foreign-trained doctors, 60 per cent of whom were foreigners and permanent residents.

Major doctor shortage predicted by 2032
Daniela Berson Published May 06, 2019 Fox Business (米国)

The Association of American Medical Colleges recently predicted the United States may experience a physician shortage of 122,000 by 2032 and in Wang’s opinion, there are multiple factors impacting the medical field.
Wang also cited large amounts of paperwork, high insurance costs and even the increased digitization of health records as factors in doctors' decisions to change jobs. “You have all of these policies that actually compromise patient care like prior authorization and non-medical switching, and they just burden you with so much paperwork - I just thought to myself, 'you know, I don't really want to do this," he said. “I've been in science all my life so I actually wanted to explore the more creative side of my brain.”

Editorial: Virginia’s looming doctor shortage
May 5, 2019 Richimond Times Dispatch (米国 バージニア州)

A new study finds that 35 states, including Virginia, are already below the number of physicians needed to adequately care for their residents, and the doctor shortage is likely to get worse in the coming years.
According to The Senior List, 283 physicians are needed per every 100,000 residents to maintain a baseline balance between doctor supply and patient demand. Virginia currently has 262.4 physicians per every 100,000 residents, but nearly a third (29.3%) of them are over the age of 60 and likely to retire in the next decade.

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