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Psychiatrists and ‘The Silent Shortage’

This link leads to a ‘white paper’ on the massive shortage of psychiatrists in the United States.  The information comes via a locum tenens staffing company. The article is pretty detailed in getting to the heart of the matter and noted that ‘psychiatry….is not a profit center’ for most hospitals and the treatment is generally more complex. Hospital tend to focus on specialty care that is generally viewed as ‘cleaner’, such as orthopedics, cancer, or cardiology. Any thoughts from our readers regarding this?

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