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As today's overview explains, many factors contribute to the looming medical crisis in Utah and across the nation. In coming weeks, the Deseret News will take a closer look at myriad factors creating complex problems that affect hospitals, lead to rural-urban inequities and make it unlikely that Utahns can readily access the health care they need in the coming years. Among upcoming stories:

Utah's medical-training programs can't keep up.

A national nursing crisis hits home.

Utah is low on pharmacists, and it's going to get worse.

An urban-rural gap becomes a chasm.

How shortages are shaping hospital care.