Health Reform Projected to Boost Demand for Oncology Services | Lung Cancer Dispatch |

"Demand for oncologists and radiation oncologists will continue to outpace supply over the next decade as more patients become insured under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), researchers reported in the January issue of the Journal of Oncology Practice.

"By 2025, overall demand for oncologists and radiation oncologists is expected to grow by 40%, while the supply will increase by just 25%, resulting in a market shortfall of 2,393 full-time equivalent physicians when the ACA is fully implemented, according to the study. As more people become insured under the ACA, demand for oncologists’ services will rise by an estimated 500,000 visits in 2025 alone, researchers said."