Gerald E. Thomson, MD
Thomson G.; General Internists and Subspecialists. Ann Intern Med. 1993;119:165-166. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-119-2-199307150-00013
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1993;119(2):165-166.
Internal medicine is profoundly challenged by urgent needs for changes in the nation's physician work force. The problems and solutions have implications for the identity and role of internal medicine and its survival as a united discipline.
Virtually every analysis and review, including those by government agencies, foundations, and professional organizations, have concluded that there are not enough practicing generalist physicians and too many highly specialized physicians for a rational health care system. Internal medicine is a crucial part of physician manpower, with more than one fifth of the country's practicing physicians and one quarter of the residents in training.
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