As I commented to a friend the other day, unless something changes soon with respect to the current medical practice environment, in the not too distant future people are going to wake up and wonder where have all the medical people gone. I guess it could be a new verse to the old Pete Seeger tune.
Perhaps this story below is a presage of what might be.
Doctor shortage takes a toll in Japan from PhysOrg.com
Japan might boast universal health cover and some of the world's best medical technology, but an acute shortage of doctors is leaving some hospitals unable to treat even car crash victims. [...]