Tag Archives: Shortage

Doctoring the Doctor Shortage

We need more doctors in private practice. As the U.S. population ages and needs more medical care, there is growing concern this will exacerbate the projected physician shortage.  The number of Americans age 65 or older is expected to double over the next 40 years. A report from the American Association of Medical Colleges predicts… Read More »

Transplanting pig kidneys in human and other futuristic innovations to solve the organ shortage

Every year, tens of thousands of Americans wait in what they call “medical purgatory” for an organ transplant. In 2018 there were more than 36,529 organ transplants, a number that has risen by 20 percent over the last five years. However, there are far more sick patients waiting on the transplant list — about 114,000… Read More »