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A Shrinking Primary Care Workforce in Puerto Rico

Description
Discusses Puerto Rico's aging primary care workforce and concerns about the number of healthcare professionals who have left the island following the 2017 hurricane and the relatively low recruitment and retention rate for graduates of Puerto Rico's residency programs. Features statistics showing primary care physician age distribution in Puerto Rico compared with the rest of the United States in 2018.
Author(s)
Elizabeth Wilkinson, David Killeen, Gabriel José Pérez-López, Yalda Jabbarpour
Date
12/2019
Type
Document
Organization
Robert Graham Center
Tagged as
Health workforce supply and demand · Primary care · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Statistics and data · Puerto Rico