Dr. Zubialde also takes issue with the workforce estimates the IOM used in drafting its report. He pointed out that 2013 data from the Association of American Medical Colleges reported a growing shortage of physicians and a need to increase GME to meet physician demand, especially in primary care (2013 State Physician Workforce Data Book. Available at aamc.org). “We are going to need more doctors, and we want to drive growth in ways that meet the nation’s workforce needs and not just needs of local hospitals,” he said.
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Stephanie Mackiewicz is a freelance medical writer based in California.