A longitudinal analysis of the general surgery workforce in the United States, 1981-2005.

@article{Lynge2008ALA,
  title={A longitudinal analysis of the general surgery workforce in the United States, 1981-2005.},
  author={Dana Christian Lynge and Eric H. Larson and Helen Thompson and Roger A. Rosenblatt and Larry G. Hart},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={143 4},
  pages={
          345-50; discussion 351
        }
}
HYPOTHESIS The overall supply of general surgeons per 100 000 population has declined in the past 2 decades, and small and isolated rural areas of the United States continue to have relatively fewer general surgeons per 100 000 population than urban areas. DESIGN Retrospective longitudinal analysis. SETTING Clinically active general surgeons in the United States. PARTICIPANTS The American Medical Association's Physician Masterfiles from 1981, 1991, 2001, and 2005 were used to identify all… CONTINUE READING

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