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The Impact of a National Shortage of General Surgeons

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    A nationwide survey reveals that the number of general surgeons has dropped 25 percent in the past 25 years. A continuation of this decline could have profound implications on patient populations that depend on general surgeons. What are the key demographic concerns surrounding a potential national shortage of general surgeons? Dr. Dana Christian Lynge, associate professor of surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and practicing general surgeon, details his research, published in the Archives of Surgery, on a nationwide shortfall of general surgeons. Dr. Mark Nolan Hill hosts.

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    A nationwide survey reveals that the number of general surgeons has dropped 25 percent in the past 25 years. A continuation of this decline could have profound implications on patient populations that depend on general surgeons. What are the key demographic concerns surrounding a potential national shortage of general surgeons? Dr. Dana Christian Lynge, associate professor of surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and practicing general surgeon, details his research, published in the Archives of Surgery, on a nationwide shortfall of general surgeons. Dr. Mark Nolan Hill hosts.

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