Date of Award
Master of Arts
Public Policy, Health Policy
This paper seeks to address the meaning of supply and demand as it relates to physician shortages, the claim that there is an actual shortage problem and the theory that the issue is not one of a shortage but simply a misallocation of physicians, and explores some potential solutions to the issue with case studies highlighting China, and Australia, which have faced similar issues and have utilized innovative approaches to dealing with their problems.
Khalil, Mazin E., "Physician Shortage or Allocation Problem? A Comprehensive Analysis of The Primary Care Physician Shortage Rurally In the United States" (2018). Masters Theses. 28.