CALS Training Provides Solution to Emergency Provider Shortages

  title={CALS Training Provides Solution to Emergency Provider Shortages},
  author={D. Carter},
  • D. Carter
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Training of emergency physicians is not keeping pace with the growing demand for their skills, creating a shortage of board certified EPs to staff emergency departments across the country, as recent studies report. Demand is likely to continue and shortages to increase, especially in rural areas, where geographic densities for EPs are much lower than urban areas. Although rural EDs represent only 16 percent of EP demand, significant disparities in supply exist. Only 33 percent of physicians… CONTINUE READING