JOYCE C. LASHOF, M.D.
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The private practice of medicine in our inner cities has been declining steadily in recent years. Physicians in increasing numbers have left the inner city for the suburbs, and the community areas served by the urban hospitals have changed. A study of four community areas in Chicago showed a decline of 40 to 60% in the number of physicians practicing in these areas in 1966 as compared with 1953. One of these communities of 26,300 persons had only 4 doctors practicing in its area in 1965 (1). The number of physicians in the Chicago area as a whole has increased
LASHOF JC. Medical Care in the Urban Center. Ann Intern Med. ;68:242–245. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-1-242
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(1):242-245.
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