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Physician shortage and the role of nurse practitioners
When the time comes to choose a medical field, primary care is often overlooked for what medical students and residents consider more glamorous specialties. Unfortunately, this can cause its true value to go ignored. By 2025, there will be a predicted primary care shortage of 12,500 to 31,100 physicians, while the demand for said care is expected to increase within the next five years thanks to population growth, aging, and expanded health insurance.
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