The Americanization of family medicine: contradictions, challenges, and change, 1969-2000.

@article{Stevens2001TheAO,
  title={The Americanization of family medicine: contradictions, challenges, and change, 1969-2000.},
  author={Rosemary A. Stevens},
  journal={Family medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={232-43}
}
Family practice became the 20th medical specialty in 1969, identified by its leaders as a harbinger of health care reform, as well as practice excellence, and with expectations of continuing government support of its purpose and role. Since that time, the cultural and political environments have changed significantly in some ways, and not changed in others as initially expected, thus challenging the new specialty with pressures for reinvention with respect to its identity, function, and… CONTINUE READING

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