Orthopedic surgery to be down 5,050 physicians by 2025

Carly Behm -  

Orthopedic surgeon ranks expected to shrink by 5,000 in next 3 years.

The orthopedic specialty is projected to see a significant decrease in surgeons by 2025, according to projections from Physicians Thrive.

The report highlights trends in compensation and hiring across multiple specialties.

Here are the projected deficits of physicians through 2025:

Cardiology: 7,080
Ophthalmology: 6,180
Orthopedic surgery: 5,050
Urology 3,630
General surgery: 2,970
Cardiothoracic surgery: 1,800
Gastroenterology: 1,630
Hematology/oncology: 1,400
Pulmonology: 1,400
Neurosurgery: 1,200

By 2030, the overall physician shortage in the U.S. is projected to reach 121,300.

Access the report free here.

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