1 of 2 The number of doctors in the US has fallen to a third-highest level in a decade, according to a new study, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In fact, only 8% of doctors are over 50 years old.
And that’s down from a peak of 18% in 2008, according CDC statistics.
This is the first time since the 1960s that the number of over-50 doctors has fallen in the past 25 years.
What’s more, the CDC report indicates that a majority of over 65s now practice medicine.
There are now more than 5 million doctors in America, down from about 6 million in 1970, when the country’s population peaked at 8.9 million.
Doctors, too, have been losing ground in their field, with the CDC estimating that only 9% of physicians were over 65 in 2015, down slightly from the 10% recorded in 2015.
And as for the other professions, the trend is not only down: the number who are over the age of 65 is down as well.
And while the number has fallen by about half in the last five years, it’s still higher than the previous high of around 12% in 2010.
“The fact that there are fewer doctors and fewer doctors under 65 is a great indicator of our healthcare system’s need for change,” said Dr. Mark Parecki, director of the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.
“The fact is, we have a lot of work to do to make our healthcare systems as modern as possible and to ensure that we are investing in our healthcare delivery systems and that we have the right resources to do it.
So I think the fact that we’re not seeing as many over-65s is a good sign.”
More than half of Americans have no doctor or primary care doctor in their area, according data from the US Census Bureau.
The number of people over 65 who are in practice has fallen for the second year in a row, according both the CDC and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A record number of US citizens are living with chronic conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer and chronic fatigue.
They are also spending more than they used to on health care.
The number one cause of illness for Americans over 65 is obesity, which has climbed to 9% in 2016 from 4% in 2014, according a report by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The study also showed that more than half the US population is now receiving mental health care, up from less than half in 2013.
The US government is paying $5 billion a year in premiums to healthcare providers for the treatment of the chronic conditions that affect nearly half of the US adult population.
Many US doctors, especially those in underserved communities, have found it difficult to attract and retain good and experienced staff in recent years.
That’s partly because some doctors are being retrained to provide fewer services, and partly because many hospitals are cutting staff, according Dr. Thomas Fuchs, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Fuchs says the lack of skilled healthcare workers is contributing to the decline in health care spending in the country.
It’s important to note that we do not have a shortage of doctors, just a shortage in our hospitals, said Dr Thomas J. Frieden, president of the American Medical Association.
“It’s not a shortage.
It’s a shortage because the shortage is that doctors are not having the opportunity to do what they do well, and they are not getting the training and experience,” he said.
More and more doctors are choosing to practice in remote areas where they can avoid long drive times and can be in a better location.
Dr. Eric K. Miller, a psychiatrist who studies health care delivery and research, says it’s not the absence of doctors that’s driving the aging of medicine, but the absence for many of them of an environment where they have to be on time for appointments, get the paperwork done and attend to patients.
According to the CDC, the number a day of physicians is down by 1% in the U.S. from 2015.
That compares to a 14% drop from 2009.
And the number an hour of doctors is down 3% from 2015, compared to a 5% decline in the previous five years.
The CDC also says there are more than 200,000 fewer doctors practicing than in 2015 due to the retirement of many over 70s.
Dr. David Himmelstein, director and associate professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, says that there’s an economic motive to the aging and shrinkage of the profession.
And so the only people who can provide care are