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The geriatrician and geriatric psychiatrist workforce in Texas: characteristics, challenges, and policy implications.

Authors
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  • 1 Texas A & M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843-1266, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of aging and health
1552-6887
Publication Date
Volume
25
Issue
6
Pages
1050–1064
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0898264313497511
PMID: 23918906
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The study indicated a serious shortage of board-certified geriatricians and geriatric psychiatrists in Texas. This shortage is worse than that at the national level, and more marked along the Texas-Mexico border and counties lacking large health facilities. Addressing this workforce deficiency requires improvements in the geriatric training pipeline, reimbursements, and practice environments.

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