Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Doctor Shortages in Ohio

The 8/29/2011 Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on doctor shortages in Ohio, even for "[m]ajor medical centers, including the Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth System and University Hospitals".

The shortages run the gamut from "neurosurgeons, urologists, pediatric oncologists and other specialists" as well as "primary care doctors -- an umbrella term for family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and general surgery".

Such shortages will become worse as more doctors try to flee the government-controlled system under ObamaCare. If even the world-renowed Cleveland Clinic has a hard time recruiting and retaining phpysicians, how difficult will it be for the rest of us?