Policy brief examines problem of uneven physician distribution

06/21/2013 | AAFP News Now

The uneven geographic distribution of primary care physicians in the U.S. is a bigger health care problem than a shortage of primary care doctors, according to a policy brief from the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care. Data show an average of 84 primary care physicians per 100,000 people in urban areas, compared with 68 per 100,000 in rural areas.

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