Supply and demand -- it's basic economics. But what happens when the demand outweighs the supply? That is what has happened across the nation, as the demand for physicians has continued to outweigh the supply, resulting in a physician shortage that has caused a negative impact on patients' access to care. Rural communities have been hit especially hard.
By 2025, the need for physicians is projected to rise to 90,400. Luckily, locum tenens can help address the negative effects of this shortage. Read more about how locum tenens can help the physician shortage at NALTO.