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December 1994 (Volume 72)
Sherry R. Arnstein
Lawrence U. Haspel
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Evidence abounds to suggest that an imbalance exists between the supply of and demand for allopathic and osteopathic physicians in this country, a discordance that will increase in the future. However, experts also disagree about the definition and the extent of the problem: Do we have too many doctors? Too few generalists? Too many specialists? Too few doctors in some areas? Or is it somewhere in between? Ironically, past government forecasts of physician supply and demand are partly responsible for placing us in this dilemma.
Author(s): Sherry R. Arnstein; Lawrence U. Haspel
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Volume 72, Issue 4 (pages 725–733) Published in 1994
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