RICHARD V. EBERT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The internist in the United States has traditionally served as a primary physician for his patients. The rapid and continuing decline in the number of general practitioners has made it imperative that this function be continued. Many training programs in internal medicine are based in hospitals devoted to the highly specialized care of seriously ill patients: consequently, there is a growing trend toward subspecialization and less interest in primary medical care. A remedy is suggested.
EBERT RV. Training of the Internist as a Primary Physician. Ann Intern Med. ;76:653–656. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-4-653
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(4):653-656.
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