DelawareOnline.com - "Aging Population Puts Pressure on Geriatrics Shortage"
The American Geriatrics Society says today there's roughly one geriatrician for every 2,600 people 75 and older. Without a drastic change in the number of doctors choosing the specialty, the ratio is projected to fall to one geriatrician for every 3,800 older Americans by 2030. Compare that to pediatricians: there is about 1 for every 1,300 Americans under 18. "We're an endangered species," said Dr. Rosanne Leipzig, a renowned geriatrician at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
- Dr. Rosanne M. Leipzig, Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Clinical Geriatrics, and Health Evidence and Policy, Mount Sinai School of Medicine