A public health study committee addressed the state’ provider shortage at the Statehouse. The issue is far-reaching and widely varied in Indiana.
The state ranks near the bottom when it comes to physicians per capita and the problem is only expected to increase as more providers retire and people live longer.
In rural Indiana, it’s difficult to retain doctors and nurses.
Hanna Maxey, Director of Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research says the state should consider the shortage as a development opportunity.