Pediatricians’ Practice Location Choice—Evaluating the Effect of Japan’s 2004 Postgraduate Training Program on the Spatial Distribution of Pediatricians

@inproceedings{Sakai2014PediatriciansPL,
  title={Pediatricians’ Practice Location Choice—Evaluating the Effect of Japan’s 2004 Postgraduate Training Program on the Spatial Distribution of Pediatricians},
  author={Rie Sakai and Guenther Fink and Ichiro Kawachi},
  booktitle={Journal of epidemiology},
  year={2014}
}
OBJECTIVES To explore determinants of change in pediatrician supply in Japan, and examine impacts of a 2004 reform of postgraduate medical education on pediatricians' practice location choice. METHODS Data were compiled from secondary data sources. The dependent variable was the change in the number of pediatricians at the municipality ("secondary tier of medical care" [STM]) level. To analyze the determinants of pediatrician location choices, we considered the following predictors: initial… CONTINUE READING
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