Prognosis Worsens For Shortages In Primary Care

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Julie Rovner, health policy correspondent, NPR
Ann Davis, senior director of state advocacy and outreach, American Academy of Physician Assistants

The U.S. could have nearly 63,000 fewer doctors than needed by 2015, according to a projection from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Some health experts argue that allowing physician assistants and nurse practitioners to provide more care could help.



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