We need more Geriatric Doctors
We probably post a link to an article every month related to the shortage of physicians with geriatric training. This article in Smart Money cites more statistics that will surely strain our already challenged healthcare system.
“Seniors account for 28 percent of the average primary-care physician’s workload and 48 percent of the days patients spend in hospitals, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, and those numbers are sure to grow larger over the next few years. ”