Marc L. Rivo, MD, MPH
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Rivo M.; Training More Generalists. Ann Intern Med. 1994;120:92-93. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-120-1-199401010-00033
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1994;120(1):92-93.
I agree with Dr. Lowther that the foremost strategy to produce more generalist physicians is to narrow the generalist-to-specialist reimbursement gap and to reduce regulatory, administrative, and malpractice burdens. Dr. Robinson is correct; I do not believe that these changes in the health care marketplace will produce the appropriate supply and specialty mix of graduating residents in a timely and predictable fashion. A general consensus exists that disincentives in the medical education marketplace, particularly the Medicare financing policy for graduate medical education, will also require changes to produce more generalists and fewer specialists .
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