Shakespeare once asked, "What's in a name?"Indeed, one doctor is asking the same question. In a commentary published by the JAMA Network. Allan H. Goroll, M.D,, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, says it's time to stop referring to doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other members of the healthcare team, by the term "providers."
Despite efforts to address the physician shortage, a new report from the Association of American Medical Colleges projects a continued gap over the next decade, with the supply of both primary and non-primary physicians expected to be outstripped by increased demand.
The U.S. healthcare sector continued to post big job gains in March, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Affordable Care Act has not spelled the end of employer-based health insurance--and if current trends continue, that doesn't look likely to change, according to the New York Times.
Ten medical schools in the country, including some of the most elite, do not have a department of family medicine, according to a report by STAT.
With a recent report from the Association of American Medical Colleges estimating the U.S. could lose as many as 100,000 doctors by 2025, primary care physicians are already in short supply, particularly in rural areas, according to a MarketWatch report.
Orthopedic specialists, cardiologists and dermatologists are the most well compensated physicians, according to an annual physician compensation report, which includes results captured from more than 19,000 physicians.
The number of certified physician assistants working in the United States has jumped significantly over the last five years, according to a newly released report.
While most U.S. workers are satisfied with their health insurance benefits, their level of satisfaction is declining and they are increasingly concerned about costs, according to a recent survey.
At the same time the country faces predicted physician shortages over the next decade, burned out doctors are cutting back on the number of hours they work, a new study finds.