Gastroenterologist Shortage is Forecast

January 21, 2009

The New York Times

The United States will face a severe shortage of gastroenterologists as the population ages and the demand for colorectal cancer screening increases, a health care consulting firm has projected.

At current rates of cancer screening, the United States will need an additional 1,050 gastroenterologists by 2020, according to the study by The Lewin Group. If colorectal cancer screening rates were to increase by 10 percent, the nation would need as many as 1,550 additional gastroenterologists by that time, the firm found... read more