The problem of variable geographic distribution of physicians appears to be universal and intransigent.
There is growing evidence from several developed countries of primary physicians avoiding areas in large cities increasingly populated by poor and ethnic minorities.
This paper extends the research to Germany.
Here, the changing population structure of Munich from 1950 through 1990, characterized by a large influx of foreign guestworkers, is illustrated.
Selected changes in the medical care system and the role of the general practitioner pertinent to the question of supply and distribution are also discussed.
Within this context, the geographic distribution of general practitioners' offices is examined for possible response to the concentration of foreigners in Districts within the City.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Variation géographique, Distribution, Ville, Dynamique population, Travailleur étranger, Immigration, Allemagne, Système santé, Munich, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Health staff, Human, Geographical variation, Distribution, Town, Population dynamics, Foreign worker, Immigration, Germany, Health system, Europe
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