Change in self-definition from specialist to generalist in a national sample of physicians.

  title={Change in self-definition from specialist to generalist in a national sample of physicians.},
  author={Nicholas A. Christakis and Jan Jacobs and Carla Messikomer},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={121 9},
Many current proposals to reform the U.S. health care system call for an increase in the number of generalist physicians. President Clinton's proposal, for example, advocates shifting the balance in the graduate training of physicians from specialties to primary care, with at least 50% of new physicians (being) trained in primary care [1]. Other commentators have also endorsed the idea of raising the proportion of primary care physicians in the work force to 50% or more [2-10]. These proposals… CONTINUE READING

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