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Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association

February 2009, Volume 1 Number 1 , p 65 - 67


  • Jeff Donovan


Donovan, Jeff

Issue: Volume 1(1), January/February 2009, pp 65-67 Publication Type: [DEPARTMENTS: Research Highlights] Publisher: © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD, Division of Dermatology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. DEMAND EXCEEDS SUPPLY IN THE DERMATOLOGY WORKFORCE

Kimball, A. B., & Resneck, J. S. Jr. (2008). The US dermatology workforce: A specialty remains in shortage. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 59 , 741-745.

In the United States, the demand for dermatologic services continues to exceed the supply of dermatologists. In many centers, wait times for new patient appointments exceed 1 month. Over the past decade, the American Academy of Dermatology has followed trends in the dermatology workforce by performing mail surveys in 2002, 2005, and 2007.

In this study, the authors present results of a 2007 survey of dermatologists. Approximately 1,200 of 3,965 surveyed dermatologists ...

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