Utah faces shortage of primary care doctors

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  • Edmunds Tucker St George, UT
    July 31, 2017 6:34 a.m.

    ''Utah ranks last in the country for primary care doctors, with 58.4 active primary care physicians per 100,000 people, according to 2011 American Medical Association data. the national average of 79.4 primary-care doctors per 100,000 people.'' WHy stop at the national average? The District of Columbia has about 800 physicians per 100,000, The back story is a century old when the Flexner Report said control medical education! and half of the medical schools were closed, all women's medical schools, and all but 3 black medical schools. Utah graduates 80 MDs and proposes another 40 DOs a year, while Utah has been graduating 300 lawyers a year for decades. Utah should add a thousand medical school seats, and become a center of medicine and learning. Look up Flexner report on Wikipedia. The US has fewer medical schools now than a century ago, when the country was half the size (population). (with 6 times the number of ful time equivalent for law schools).

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 22, 2013 11:57 p.m.

    This country would be better off if barack had never come here in the first place