Navigation Links
Shortage of rheumatologists -- In some US regions closest doctor may be 200 miles away
Date:11/26/2013

A novel study published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis & Rheumatism, shows that smaller micropolitan areas of the U.S.those with less than 50,000 peoplehave very few or no practicing adult rheumatologist. In some of these areas, individuals have to travel more than 200 miles to reach the closest rheumatologist.

A 2005 ACR workforce study examining the number of adult practicing rheumatologists in the United States estimated there to be roughly 1.7 adult rheumatologists per 100,000 persons. At the time the demand for services and number of rheumatologists were proportionate. However, with the aging U.S. population and lack of growth in the number of rheumatologists, experts projected that by 2010 there would be a shortage of 400 rheumatologists and that number would climb to 2,500 by 2025.

Led by Dr. John FitzGerald from UCLA Rheumatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA, a team of researchersmembers of the ACR Committee on Rheumatology Training and Workforce Issuesanalyzed the distribution of rheumatology practices across the U.S. using the ACR membership database. The number of rheumatologists were totaled for each Core Based Statistical Areaa way to categorize geographic regions of the U.S. that includes micropolitan and metropolitan areas. Socio-demographics associated with each CBSA cluster of rheumatologists were examined.

Results show that in 2010 there were 3,920 practicing rheumatologists in the ACR database, with 90% practicing in metropolitan regions, 3% in micropolitan areas, and 7% in rural parts of the country. In populations with less than 50,000 people there was limited access to a practicing rheumatologist, with travel to the nearest practice in 50 of the 479 micropolitan areas being more than 100 miles. Several regions with populations of 200,000 or more were also found to have no practicing rheumatologist in the area. Researchers did report a higher
'/>"/>

Contact: Dawn Peters
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
781-388-8408
Wiley
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Physician shortage could be cut by new primary care models, study finds
2. UCSF researchers offer solutions to looming health-care provider shortage
3. Virtual Health Care Offers a New, Innovative Solution To Impending Health Care Shortage
4. U.S. Cancer Patients Suffering From Drug Shortages
5. Shortage of Key Drug Hampering U.S. Efforts to Control TB: Report
6. Alzheimers Patients May Face Looming Shortage of Neurologists
7. The doctor wont see you now? Study: US facing a neurologist shortage
8. Cancer drug shortages mean higher costs and greater risk for patients
9. Nursing Shortage May Harm Infants in Intensive Care, Study Says
10. Hoping to Ease Shortage, FDA Fast-Tracks Generic Form of Cancer Drug
11. TB Drug Shortages Put U.S. Patients in Peril, Study Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/4/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 05, 2015 , ... Renowned review ... According to the latest update, MillionaireMatch.com has been ranked as the best dating service ... while looking for a life companion. It is essential that people find the right ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... , ... Statement by Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO, Mental Health America , ... Act of 2015 by Senators Bill Cassidy and Christopher Murphy. It is ... , “This legislation and H.R. 2646 [The Helping Families in Mental Health ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 04, 2015 , ... ... it has joined the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) as an Affiliate ... its mission “to honor donors, and to save and improve lives by promoting ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 04, 2015 , ... Rhode Island ... center in the George Washington Medical Building on Wake Robin Road in Lincoln, RI. ... Wake Robin office will offer the most extensive out-patient x-ray hours in the state, ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) , ... August 04, ... ... bearing drawer slides to Los Angeles commercial customers. Finding reliable hardware can ... create unfortunate liabilities. When putting an office together or designing a new ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:BestMillionaireDatingSites.com Publishes Reviews of the Best Dating Sites for Wealthy Singles 2Health News:MHA Applauds Introduction of Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 2Health News:MHA Applauds Introduction of Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 3Health News:Exsurco Medical Joins AATB as Affiliate Member 2Health News:Rhode Island Medical Imaging Opens Satellite Imaging Center on Wake Robin Road in Lincoln 2Health News:Ryadon, Inc. is Now Offering their Ball Bearing Drawer Slides to Los Angeles, CA Commercial Customers 2Health News:Ryadon, Inc. is Now Offering their Ball Bearing Drawer Slides to Los Angeles, CA Commercial Customers 3Health News:Ryadon, Inc. is Now Offering their Ball Bearing Drawer Slides to Los Angeles, CA Commercial Customers 4
... A new examination of the origin of syphilis supports the ... aboard Christopher Columbus, ships as they sailed home from ... through sexual contact at the time, but adapted to survive ... "Syphilis has been around for 500 years," study co-leader ...
... the tsunami that devastated Japan in March could reach the ... by NOAA scientists. However, they warn there is still a ... where it,s located, where it will go, and when it ... situation on their hands: How do you deal with debris ...
... , WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Regular ... high levels of gluten and could cause problems for people ... made using barely, which contains a form of gluten called ... eliminates gluten or reduces it to very low levels, according ...
... target a single class of proteins and now scientists ... workings of those proteins critical to our health. A ... new results from a team led by Gregory Tall, Ph.D., ... Rochester Medical Center. The work was published recently in ...
... Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Vegan diets ... of eating that exists on the radical fringes of vegetarianism. ... vegan diets a second look, and nutritionists now believe that ... way to live for most people. "Properly planned vegan ...
... Atherosclerosis is a disease of the major arterial blood vessels. ... and stroke. The proinflammatory molecule IL-1 has been linked to ... an antibody specific for IL-1-beta is being studied for its ... attack and stroke). However, a team of researchers led ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Columbus Voyage Tied to Syphilis Spread? 2Health News:Debris scatters in the Pacific Ocean, possibly heading to US 2Health News:Debris scatters in the Pacific Ocean, possibly heading to US 3Health News:Scientists fixate on Ric-8 to understand trafficking of popular drug receptor targets 2Health News:The Mainstreaming of Vegan Diets 2Health News:The Mainstreaming of Vegan Diets 3Health News:The Mainstreaming of Vegan Diets 4
(Date:8/4/2015)... , Aug. 4, 2015 HeartWare ... innovator of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that ... announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, ... Canaccord Genuity 35th Annual Growth Conference at 8:30 a.m. ... being held August 12-13, 2015 at the InterContinental Boston. ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... Aug. 4, 2015  The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse ... announced today that one of its portfolio companies, Medrobotics ... Flex ® Robotic System in the U.S.  ... proud of Medrobotics," said John W. Manzetti , ... very long way since spinning out of The Robotics ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... , Aug. 4, 2015  Intec Pharma Ltd. (the ... company focused on developing drugs based on its proprietary ... its initial public offering in the United ... at a price to the public of $6.00 per ... the ordinary shares are being offered by the Company.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:HeartWare Presentation At The Canaccord Genuity 35th Annual Growth Conference To Be Webcast 2Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Portfolio Client Medrobotics Receives FDA Market Clearance 2Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Portfolio Client Medrobotics Receives FDA Market Clearance 3Intec Pharma Ltd. Announces Pricing of U.S. Initial Public Offering 2Intec Pharma Ltd. Announces Pricing of U.S. Initial Public Offering 3
... CHENGDU, China, Jan. 7, 2011  /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin ... ), a pharmaceutical company that specializes in patented ... other pharmaceuticals today announced that the Company,s 2010 ... New York Stock Exchange Conference Room 632 on Monday, ...
... 2011 Athersys, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHX ) today ... present at Retail Investor Confrences.com. DATE: , January 11, ... will be a live, interactive online event where investors are ... the presentation hall as well as the company,s "virtual trade ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Tianyin Pharmaceutical to Hold 2010 Shareholder Annual Meeting on March 21, 2011 at NYSE 2Athersys to Present Live at Retail Investor Conferences.com on January 11th 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: