The need for real evidence in physician workforce decision making.

@article{Salsberg2005TheNF,
  title={The need for real evidence in physician workforce decision making.},
  author={Edward S. Salsberg},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2005},
  volume={Suppl Web Exclusives},
  pages={W5-115-W5-118}
}
The analysis by Barbara Starfield and colleagues has serious methodological and conceptual shortcomings. Despite the reference to "evidence" in the title, there is little evidence to guide the health care community or policymakers. The paper faults specialists for most of the ailments of U.S. medicine and fails to recognize the critical role of specialists… CONTINUE READING