the demand for the profession will increase. It is generally not an easy task to titrate the impact on demand of different levels or types of changes in professional services or costs.

In this study, only the most basic types of changes are examined, specifically projected increases in the numbers of patients to be served. It would be possible to examine other demand scenarios (e.g., an increase in productivity due to the introduction of new technology), if one is willing and able to develop justifiable estimates of the impact of the scenario on demand.

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