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This problem has been addressed and discussed by the American Medical Association in its online article which has been updated till January 10, 2008. The content for the article is provided by the ‘Graduate Medical Education’. The article states that as of present there is a growing need for physicians,
who are in shortage, unlike the prediction of a physician surplus by the concerned experts in the nineties. This has been complicated by the issues between the qualified physicians available in the country and large corporate healthcare institutions, with both parties blaming the other as being responsible for economic inefficiency. The article cites Edward Salsberg of the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) Center for Workforce studies who lays emphasis on the growing patient population with increasing life expectancy necessitating the need for geriatric and psychological care. David C. Goodman (Dartmouth Medical) feels that the development of efficient medical delivery systems should be the focus of the medical fraternity rather than spending huge amounts on training more physicians. The article stresses on the need for developing an efficient workforce of medical teams which should involve trained nurses and physician assistants rather than allowing super specialized physicians like neurosurgeons to attend to basic medical procedures inside a hospital environment. As a result there is still dearth of non-physician medical workforce in the country. As felt in the past that training of more physicians would lead to competition and lower costs, the experiment misfired because the ‘generation of more doctors lead to more money being consumed by healthcare in the society rather than driving down costs’.
The article highlights the inefficiency of the so called experts on organization of the healthcare industry who