Are you seeing a shortage of physicians? Yes.

Is Covid pandemic making health caregivers shortage worse? Yes.
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It is predicted America will face a shortage of health caregivers in the future. How can America handle the shortage of physicians?

If Senators and Congressman come together and support S.3599 / H.R. 6788 bill, we can prevent this from happening.

Credits to Fox59, Angela Ganote and Abhinav Singh MD, MPH, FAASM
Source: www.fox59.com

STATE HOSPITAL WORKFORCE DEFICIT ESTIMATOR PROJECTS SHORTAGES IN NEXT 30
DAYS AS COVID-19 CASES SURGE

The following is just an example of the physiciansshortages in this week's update of the Estimator which shows that:
(1) 42 states will face shortages in ICU doctors by Jan 3, 2021. These shortages mean COVID
-19 patients in 42 states will need more care than the ICU doctors can handle.Anadditional four states will have less than 50% intensivist capacity for non-COVID cases. These highly trained doctors can help provide potentially life-saving care to COVID-19 patients and others with serious illness or injuries

2) 29 states will face shortages in hospitalists. These shortages mean COVID-19 patients in these 29 states will need more care than the hospitalists can handle. An additional 13 states are at risk of having less than 50% hospitalist capacity for non-COVID cases. These highly trained doctors can help provide potentially life-saving care to COVID-19 patients and others with serious illness or injuries.

Insufficient Health Workforce Nationwide for COVID-19 by Jan 3, 2021

State

Predicted Peak
Hospital
Utilization

ICU Doctors

Critical Care Nurses

Inpatient doctors/
Hospitalists

Alabama

12/26/2020

Shortage

Shortage

Alaska

12/8/2020

Shortage

Strain

Arizona

1/3/2021

Shortage

Strain

Arkansas

12/15/2020

Shortage

Shortage

California

1/3/2021

Shortage

Strain

Shortage

Colorado

1/3/2021

Shortage

Strain

Shortage

Connecticut

1/3/2021

Shortage

Strain

Strain

Delaware

1/3/2021

Strain

D.C.

1/3/2021

Florida

1/3/2021

Shortage

Strain

Georgia

1/3/2021

Shortage

Strain

Idaho

12/17/2020

Shortage

Strain

Illinois

12/16/2020

Shortage

Strain

Strain

Indiana

12/15/2020

Shortage

Strain

Strain

Iowa

12/15/2020

Shortage

Strain

Strain

Kansas

12/16/2020

Shortage

Strain

Strain

Kentucky

1/3/2021

Shortage

Strain

Shortage

Louisiana

12/27/2020

Shortage

Shortage

Maine

1/3/2021

Strain

Maryland

1/3/2021

Shortage

Shortage

Massachusetts

1/3/2021

Michigan

12/15/2020

Shortage

Shortage

Minnesota

12/14/2020

Shortage

Strain

Mississippi

12/20/2020

Shortage

Shortage

Missouri

1/3/2021

Shortage

Strain

Montana

12/17/2020

Shortage

Shortage

Shortage

Nebraska

12/17/2020

Shortage

Shortage

Shortage

Nevada

1/3/2021

Shortage

Strain

Shortage

New Jersey

1/3/2021

Shortage

Strain

Shortage

New Mexico

12/25/2020

Shortage

Strain

Shortage

New York

1/3/2021

Shortage

Shortage

North Carolina

1/3/2021

Shortage

Strain

North Dakota

12/4/2020

Shortage

Strain

Ohio

1/3/2021

Shortage

Strain

Shortage

Oklahoma

1/3/2021

Shortage

Shortage

Shortage

Oregon

1/3/2021

Shortage

Strain

Pennsylvania

12/26/2020

Shortage

Strain

Shortage

Rhode Island

12/27/2020

Shortage

Shortage

South Carolina

12/25/2020

Shortage

Strain

South Dakota

12/14/2020

Shortage

Strain

Shortage

Tennessee

12/16/2020

Shortage

Shortage

Texas

12/31/2020

Shortage

Strain

Shortage

Utah

1/3/2021

Shortage

Strain

Shortage

Virginia

1/3/2021

Shortage

Shortage

Washington

1/3/2021

Shortage

West Virginia

12/27/2020

Shortage

Strain

Strain

Wisconsin

12/16/2020

Shortage

Strain

Strain

Wyoming

12/15/2020

Shortage

Shortage

Shortage

Shortage: More than 100% of the states’ workforce needed to treat COVID-19 patients

Strain: Less than 50% workforce remaining for non-COVID patients after COVID-19 demand is met