More Seniors, Fewer Doctors: The Geriatrician Shortage in the U.S.

According to the American Geriatrics Society, there is an increasing demand for geriatric care, but an evident shortage of healthcare providers specializing in geriatric medicine.

Statistics show that one in five Americans will be eligible for Medicare by 2030, and older adults account for a disproportionate share of healthcare services including physician office visits, hospital stays, prescriptions, and assisted living care.

This infographic by Everyday Health explores the problem of an increasing demand for geriatric physicians but diminishing supply of healthcare professionals specializing in elderly care:

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With the decreasing number of medical school graduates pursuing advanced training in geriatrics, this shortage could pose a problem for the future of elderly care.

Image Source: Everyday Health

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