Medicare beneficiary growth outstripping radiologist supply

Dec 5, 2021 Radiology Updates

In some parts of the U.S., the number of Medicare beneficiaries is outpacing the number of available radiologists by more than 50%.

The significant increase in Medicare beneficiaries and relative stagnation of residency matches into diagnostic radiology could strain the supply and demand balance in the delivery of imaging services.

 There is a high variance in the supply and demand mismatch. This could raise potential concern for decreased access in areas with too few radiologists and inefficient resource allocation in regions with too many radiologists.

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