March 28, 2010

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO IMPORT A WHOLE LOT OF INDIANS:

Hawaii's shortage of doctors may double or triple over next decade (Greg Wiles, 3/28/10, Honolulu Advertiser)

An interim report on Hawai'i's physician shortage says the state is at least 500 doctors below national averages given its population and that the severity of the deficit may double or triple in the next decade if nothing is done.

The 2010 Hawai'i Health Workforce Assessment study done by John A. Burns School of Medicine researchers said the state has roughly 20 percent fewer doctors than it should when compared to physician-to-population ratios nationally.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 28, 2010 5:54 PM
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