The Primary Care Physician: Issues in Distribution.. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:1022-1023. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-6-1022_7
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(6):1022-1023.
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A detailed, careful study of the numbers and distribution of physicians in Connecticut offering primary care. The study yields the recommendation that the number of residents in training for primary care in this state should be increased to 50% of the total number of residents, with the allocation being 50% to family practice, 40% to internal medicine, and 10% to pediatrics. The recommendations also include measures to increase the number of primary care physicians in areas with current shortages. Despite these recommendations, the authors conclude that "there is no evidence . . . that increasing the number of primary care
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