Demographic, educational and economic factors related to recruitment and retention of physicians in rural Pennsylvania.

@article{Rabinowitz1999DemographicEA,
  title={Demographic, educational and economic factors related to recruitment and retention of physicians in rural Pennsylvania.},
  author={Howard K. Rabinowitz and James S. Diamond and Mohammadreza Hojat and C E Hazelwood},
  journal={The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association},
  year={1999},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={212-8}
}
While prior studies have identified a number of factors individually related to physician practice in rural areas, little information is available regarding the relative importance of these factors or their relationship to rural retention. Extensive data previously collected from the Jefferson Longitudinal Study were analyzed for 1972 to 1991 graduates of Jefferson Medical College practicing in Pennsylvania in 1996, as were recent self-reported perceptions of Jefferson Medical College graduates… CONTINUE READING

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