Dynamics of change in local physician supply: an ecological perspective.

  title={Dynamics of change in local physician supply: an ecological perspective.},
  author={H. Joanna Jiang and James W. Begun},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={54 10},
The purpose of this study is to employ an ecological framework to identify factors that have an impact on change in local physician supply within the USA. A particular specialty type of patient care physicians in a local market is defined as a physician population. Four physician populations are identified: generalists, medical specialists, surgical specialists, and hospital-based specialists. Based on population ecology theory, the proposed framework explains the growth of a particular… CONTINUE READING

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