As health care faces mounting problems, can data science save it?

Doctor with stethoscope
Valley News - Health
SANTA CLARA – It’s no secret that COVID-19 threatened to overwhelm hospitals this year. But even without the added strain of the pandemic, the American health care system already faced questions about whether it can meet the needs of an aging population that will put even greater demands on an inadequate supply of doctors and equipment. The Association of American Medical Colleges released a study recently that said by 2033 the nation could experience, at minimum, a shortage of 54,100 physicians if something is not done. But boosting the number of doctors isn’t the only answer to the challenges health care faces. Instead, making more efficient use of personnel and equipment that already exist could be the true gamechanger, Sanjeev Agrawal, co-author with Mohan Giridharadas
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