Commentary: improving the supply and distribution of primary care physicians.

@article{Dorsey2011CommentaryIT,
  title={Commentary: improving the supply and distribution of primary care physicians.},
  author={E. Ray Dorsey and Sean Nicholson and William H Frist},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  year={2011},
  volume={86 5},
  pages={541-3}
}
The current medical education system and reimbursement policies in the United States have contributed to a maldistribution of physicians by specialty and geography. The causes of this maldistribution include financial barriers that prevent the individuals who would be the most likely to serve in primary care and underserved areas from entering the profession, large taxpayer subsidies to teaching hospitals that provide incentives to act in ways that are not in the best interest of society, and… CONTINUE READING