Demand for primary care physicians and specialists to jump significantly by 2025

The demand for both primary and specialty care physicians will exceed the number of such physicians available to meet those needs by 2025, according to a new Health Affairs study.

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the U.S. population will increase by 9.5% between 2013 and 2025, while the Congressional Budget Office estimates that 28 million more U.S. residents will have health insurance by 2023.

Researchers used a computer model to examine the future demand for primary care physicians and specialists. They found that the demand for PCPs will increase by 14% by 2025 while the demand for cardiologists will increase by 20% and the demand for vascular surgeons will grow by 31%. The study also found that demand will vary by state. For example, demand for cardiologists will rise by 51% in Nevada, but by only 5% in West Virginia.

2013-11-06T00:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2013|Clinical Resources|