ALFRED GELLHORN, M.D.
Only fifteen years ago, the "crises in medical care" in the United States led policy planners to the hysterical conclusion that the country needed more physicians. After a considerable lag in time during which the medical school pumps were generously primed with Federal monies, many new medical schools created, faculties appropriately enlarged, and existing medical school and university hospital teaching facilities increased, the size of the entering medical school classes began to grow. And they grew and grew.
Despite the production of more than twice as many M.D.'s in 1980 as in 1965, the "crisis in medical care" is still
GELLHORN A. Predictor Factors and Policy Planning For Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:706–708. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-5-706
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(5):706-708.
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