JAMES E. C. WALKER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The changing patterns of disease and the increasing complexity of rendering medical care services are having an important impact on the teaching hospital and, in particular, on its ambulatory services. Advances in medical science and public health have brought increased longevity and a growing population; this has resulted in an absolute increase in morbidity and in chronic disease. Specialization proceeds and medical manpower, facilities, and the population continue to concentrate in urban areas. As the demand for medical care increases and the availability of the practicing physician in urban areas decreases, an increasing number of patients are coming to the
WALKER JEC. Prospects of Ambulatory Medicine in the Teaching Hospital. Ann Intern Med. 1966;64:1315–1324. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-6-1315
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(6):1315-1324.
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