PHILIP R. LEE, M.D.
Medicine is in trouble. Patients are not sure that a concerned and competent physician will be available when they get sick. Politicians struggle with the dual, and often perceived as incompatible, needs to control rapidly rising costs and improve access to care of good quality. Ethicists raise questions about equity and about the value-laden assumptions upon which medical and health policy decisions are based. Practicing physicians decry rising malpractice premiums and increasing government involvement in defining the scope of medical practice. Medical educators worry about how to respond to growing public demands to combine education in scientific biology with humanism;
LEE PR. Graduate Medical Education 1976? Will Internal Medicine Meet the Challenge?. Ann Intern Med. ;85:250–253. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-2-250
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(2):250-253.
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