Knowledge, patterns of care, and outcomes of care for generalists and specialists

@article{Harrold1999KnowledgePO,
  title={Knowledge, patterns of care, and outcomes of care for generalists and specialists},
  author={Dr. Leslie R. Harrold and Terry S. Field DSc and Jerry H. Gurwitz},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={14},
  pages={499-511}
}
OBJECTIVE: To critically evaluate the differences between generalist physicians and specialists in terms of knowledge, patterns of care, and clinical outcomes of care. METHODS: English-language articles (January 1981 to January 1998) were identified through a Medline search and examination of bibliographies of identified articles. Systematic evaluation of articles relevant to adult medicine that had a direct comparison between generalist physicians and specialists in terms of knowledge relative… CONTINUE READING

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