An older, sicker US will need more specialists, study says

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 07 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6711
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

To meet the needs of its aging population the United States will need to train more healthcare providers in general and more specialists in particular, a new study has found.

In the study, researchers at IHS, a Colorado based market analytics company, used a mathematical model that takes account of such factors as demographics, disease prevalence, and use of healthcare services to predict the demand for healthcare services in the US in 2050.

The study, by Timothy M Dall, managing director for healthcare and pharma at IHS, and colleagues appears …

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