Rheumatologist Physician Shortage by the Numbers


The rheumatology physician shortage is expected to continue to decline through 2030, a report shows. Key recommendations have been made to close the gap in services.

A report issued in 2005 showed the beginnings of a dramatic decline in the number of rheumatology healthcare providers, but also a steady increase in the demand for services. Then, a 2015 workforce report found that supply and demand projections will continue to widen through 2030.An analysis published in the the journal Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America by Adam Kilian, M.D., University of Michigan, includes recommedations to resolve the physcian shortage. In this slideshow, we highlight the recommendations.REFERENCEAdam Kilian, MD; Laura A. Uptonb; Daniel F. Battafarano, DO; Seetha U. Monrad, MD. "Workforce Trends in Rheumatology," Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America. Volume 45, Issue 1, February 2019, Pages 13-26.

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