New steam from an old cauldron--the physician-supply debate.

  title={New steam from an old cauldron--the physician-supply debate.},
  author={David Blumenthal},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={350 17},
The debate about the physician workforce is back. Just yesterday, it seems, the conventional wisdom was a confident prediction that we faced a worrisome surplus of physicians. 1-3 But today, a swelling chorus of experts contends that we may face an equally worrisome shortage of physicians. 4,5 The shift has occurred suddenly enough to inflict cognitive whiplash on policymakers and physicians who have not been schooled in the arcane science of projecting the supply of and demand for physicians… CONTINUE READING

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