TITLE

Unequal Distribution of the U.S. Primary Care Workforce

AUTHOR(S)
PETTERSON, STEPHEN M.; PHILLIPS JR., ROBERT L.; BAZEMORE, ANDREW W.; KOINIS, GERALD T.
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
American Family Physician;6/1/2013, Vol. 87 Issue 11, following p794
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The authors comment on the uneven distribution of primary care physicians in the U.S., particularly in poor and rural communities. They mention that an unequal distribution implies that many areas have relative primary care shortages, especially rural communities and areas of measurable social deprivation. They believe that providing adequate access to care for uninsured people will require potent incentives and policy.
ACCESSION #
87646677

 

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