Mississippi's physician labor force: current status and future challenges.

  title={Mississippi's physician labor force: current status and future challenges.},
  author={Jeralynn Sittig Cossman},
  journal={Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association},
  volume={45 1},
The literature review indicates that changes in Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement, large numbers of uninsured patients, the legal climate, and largely rural and chronically ill populations create a challenging environment for physicians practicing in Mississippi. As a largely rural state, many Mississippians find medical care to be physically distant, with most care being concentrated in a couple areas of the state. Given these factors, the legal climate in Mississippi and the top relocation… CONTINUE READING