Health inequalities and regional specific scarcity in primary care physicians: ethical issues and criteria

@article{Stapleton2013HealthIA,
  title={Health inequalities and regional specific scarcity in primary care physicians: ethical issues and criteria},
  author={Greg Stapleton and Peter Schr{\"o}der-B{\"a}ck and H. Brand and David Townend},
  journal={International Journal of Public Health},
  year={2013},
  volume={59},
  pages={449-455}
}
A substantial body of evidence supports the beneficial health impact of an increase in primary care physicians for underserved populations. However, given that in many countries primary care physician shortages persist, what options are available to distribute physicians and how can these be seen from an ethical perspective? A literature review was performed on the topic of primary care physician distribution. An ethical discussion of conceivable options for decision makers that applied… CONTINUE READING
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