Medical Malpractice News

27Feb, 2013

Physician Shortage Puts Pressure on U.S. Healthcare System

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A waiting room at a doctor’s office is full of patients. The Nurse Practitioner on vacation this week, the office manager squeezes in several unscheduled patients before Noon followed by a lunch meeting with the malpractice insurance broker. Meanwhile a pharmaceutical rep hovers in the hallway waiting for a signature, and the current patient in room 4 is complaining because he had to wait 30 minutes for a 5 minute visit.  Sound familiar?  This is a typical, stress-filled day for most busy physicians in private practice. Now add 32 million […]