The overspecialized U.S. physician workforce and mix of graduating residents undermine strategies to provide quality and affordable health care to all Americans.
Several respected advisory bodies have recently proposed fundamental changes in federal policy to better match physician supply and specialty mix with health care needs.
They recommend that Congress limit the total number of filled first-year resident positions to 110% of the number of U.S. medical school graduates, a 20% reduction from current levels.
They have proposed that positions and funding be allocated to medical schools, teaching hospitals, residency programs, or consortia of such entities to ensure that at least 50% of each graduating residency class enters generalist practice.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Système santé, Homme, Médecine générale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Health system, Human, Internal medicine, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0583181
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.