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Doctor, doctor: The future supply of physicians (1958)

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The “supply” of physicians: A look ahead

To keep the “1955 supply” of physicians per 100,000 people, about 22 new medical schools would have to be opened between now and 1970, according to medical educators.

1958-supply of physicians - a look ahead

1955
People in the U.S.: 165,270,000
Physicians in the U.S.: 218,061
Number of physicians per 100,000 people: 131.9

1960 (est.)
People in the U.S.: 179,400,000
Physicians in the U.S.: 235,900
Number of physicians per 100,000 people: 131.5

1965 (est.)
People in the U.S.: 193,300,000
Physicians in the U.S.: 254,900
Number of physicians per 100,000 people: 131.9

1970 (est.)
People in the U.S.: 209,400,000
Physicians in the U.S.: 273,500
Number of physicians per 100,000 people: 130.6

1975 (est.)
People in the U.S.: 228,500,000
Physicians in the U.S.: 290,400
Number of physicians per 100,000 people: 127.1

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