Study: Wisconsin Needs 100 New Physicians Each Year Through 2030

Wisconsin is facing a physician shortage that will only be resolved if it adds 100 new physicians per year from now through 2030, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 

The report projects a shortage of more than 2,000 physicians by 2030, or 20 percent of the state's current physician workforce. Primary care physicians are in the highest demand, but general surgeons and psychiatrists are needed as well.

By 2030, 65 percent of the state's current physician workforce will no longer be in practice, according to the report.

The report also outlines the state's need to expand graduate medical education programs, increase the number of medical school graduates, transition to team-based care and maintain a favorable malpractice climate, among other recommendations.

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