DAVID PRAGER, M.D.
To the editor: Many residents and fellows enter specialty training programs with vague notions of what the clinical practice of their specialty will be like. Such speculation seems reasonable because the house staff is usually exposed to the specialty only in the hospital environment, not in private practice (1). There is, in fact, little recorded information about the composition of a specialty practice.
In investigating this problem in the subspecialty of hematology, I analyzed my private practice, which is limited to hematology, to gain a more accurate disease-characterization of private practice (2). I hoped such characterization would enable the hematologist
DAVID PRAGER. What Goes On in a Practice?. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:976. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-6-976_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(6):976.
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