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Community Response to Medical Need

Community Response to Medical Need This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract For many years, we have recognized that a geographic maldistribution of physicians exists in this country. Although many more physicians are being trained now than before the enrollment changes of the 1970s, there are now communities with no physician at all, which, in earlier years, enjoyed the availability of a loyal practitioner who worked until his death or incapacity. Fortunately, the maldistribution factor is being included in discussions of access to care. However, the provision of insurance coverage for individuals in many parts of this country will not ensure them the provision of a physician. In recent months, I have often been confronted by the medical needs of small communities-either by those with no medical care, or by those that needed much more than was available. Business and industry leaders in such areas point out the potential economic impact of health care facilities in their counties. Overworked and relatively isolated physicians may accuse the state's medica http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

Community Response to Medical Need

American Journal of Diseases of Children , Volume 147 (9) – Sep 1, 1993

Community Response to Medical Need

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract For many years, we have recognized that a geographic maldistribution of physicians exists in this country. Although many more physicians are being trained now than before the enrollment changes of the 1970s, there are now communities with no physician at all, which, in earlier years, enjoyed the availability of a loyal practitioner who worked until his...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1993 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1993.02160330027009
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract For many years, we have recognized that a geographic maldistribution of physicians exists in this country. Although many more physicians are being trained now than before the enrollment changes of the 1970s, there are now communities with no physician at all, which, in earlier years, enjoyed the availability of a loyal practitioner who worked until his death or incapacity. Fortunately, the maldistribution factor is being included in discussions of access to care. However, the provision of insurance coverage for individuals in many parts of this country will not ensure them the provision of a physician. In recent months, I have often been confronted by the medical needs of small communities-either by those with no medical care, or by those that needed much more than was available. Business and industry leaders in such areas point out the potential economic impact of health care facilities in their counties. Overworked and relatively isolated physicians may accuse the state's medica

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1993

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