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From Physician Shortage to Patient Shortage: The Uncertain Future of Medical Practice.

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Edited by Ginzberg Eli. . 172 pages. Westview Press; , Boulder, Colorado: , 1986.. $25.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(1):178. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-106-1-178_1
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Papers from the Second Conference on Health Policy held at the Cornell University Medical College. They paint a bleak picture for the young physician, who will face a surplus of doctors and dwindling job opportunities. Interesting chapter on recruiting and retaining new physicians in the Harvard Community Health Plan. The paper by Rosemary A. Stevens on the future of the profession is a virtuoso performance; it merits a wide audience.


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