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Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

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Fact sheets examine key trends from medical education to physician pay

Fact sheets examine key trends from medical education to physician pay

An AMA report has added new fact sheets highlighting important issues and trends in medicine that are impacting physicians and patients alike.

The new fact sheets are part of the AMA's 2010–2012 Health Care Trends report, produced by the AMA's Council on Long Range Planning and Development, and cover data and trends worth watching related to six topics:

  • Science and technology in medicine
  • Health care resources
  • Medical practice and quality
  • Demographics and health status of the U.S. population
  • Physician payment
  • Medical education

Each fact sheet provides an overview of the topic, supplies key statistics from influential health care studies and reports, and outlines the predicted implications of these trends on physicians. The full report discusses these and other topics in greater depth and explains the impact today's health care trends may have on patients.

Register to download the new fact sheets and all 11 chapters of the Health Care Trends report.