It's estimated that the incidence of in-flight medical emergencies that involve communication with experts on the ground is about 1 to 600 flights. Do doctors on-board have an obligation to respond?
Census reports have demonstrated an increase in the number of physicians and in the actively licensed US physicians-to-population ratio.
Approximately 77% of physician specialties experienced increases in compensation in 2016, with an overall weighted average increase of 2.9%.
The study found that physician mobility factors include smaller population size and lower primary care physician supply.
"The first step is to identify our own implicit biases. Although this can be uncomfortable, it is the first step in recognizing our own ideas of what a doctor looks like."
Reforms include limiting noneconomic damages for intangibles and stronger expert witness standards.
Acute physician shortages are expected, irrespective of the type of provider setting or geographic location.
Despite our love for a fee-for-service health-care system, health care in the US costs individuals and the government more than in any other industrialized nation — while providing less.
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