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Addressing the Physician Shortage--Who's Doing What?
Date:9/10/2008

The physician shortage in the United States is real and getting worse, according to a survey and feature article in the August issue of the Jackson & Coker Industry Report.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 10, 2008 -- The physician shortage in the United States is real and getting worse, according to a survey and feature article in the latest issue of the http://www.jacksoncoker.com/newsletter/Long_8282008.aspx [Jackson & Coker Industry Report]. Although the physician shortfall has impacted hospitals and medical groups of all sizes, there are, nonetheless, steps being taken to address the problem in significant ways, with promising results.

"Almost everyone within and outside the medical profession recognizes the problem," says Sandra Garrett, president of Jackson & Coker. "The challenge is to identify helpful solutions that can provide relief in the near term and in the coming decades," she adds.

The Jackson & Coker Industry Report, a monthly newsletter produced by the research and marketing department of Jackson & Coker, published in its August 2008 edition information that details the escalating physician shortage and discusses some pragmatic measures being taken to address it.

One article was a specially commissioned research report entitled http://www.jacksoncoker.com/newsletter/Articles/PhysicianShortage.aspx ["The Physician Shortage--How Critical Is It?"] The report examined the extent of the current staffing crisis, noting both the causes, the current impact and practical steps being taken by the medical profession.

Some alarming statistics.

According to the report, the physician shortage is critical
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