Hawaii Physician Shortage at Lowest Point in 4 Years
ASSOCIATED PRESS - Hawaii's supply of doctors is the lowest since 2015 as older physicians retire and younger practitioners move outside the state for higher pay.
News organizations reported workforce data shows there are now 2,819 active physicians in Hawaii, a decrease of 108 full-time doctors over the past year. A survey by the University of Hawaii medical school indicates the state needs at least 3,481 doctors to care for the aging population.
A new fixed payment system also reduces doctors' earnings.