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Major OB-GYN shortage predicted for NJ, rest of US - Cooperative Executive Director Comments



NJ Spotlight News - November 15, 2022


RAVEN SANTANA, CORRESPONDENT | NOVEMBER 15, 2022 | HEALTH CARE

Doctor burnout, malpractice rates are key factors in New Jersey

Experts predict a tremendous shortage of OB-GYNs in New Jersey in the next decade. Dr. Donald Chervenak of the New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society says that because of burnout many doctors are leaving the profession at age 50 to 55 where previously they may have continued to work to 65-75. New Jersey’s high medical malpractice insurance rates are also a factor, he says.

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the deficit of OB-GYNs nationwide is expected to reach more than 5,000 by 2030.

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