This study identified rural locations with high proportions of generalist physicians nearing retirement age. As fewer young physicians choose generalist careers, the retirement of older physicians may place additional strain on rural generalist supply. This study quantified the extent to which rural generalist physician shortages may be exacerbated by physician retirement, focusing on known shortage locations. The study used data from the American Medical Association and American Osteopathic Association 2005 Masterfiles.
This study was funded by HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy.
Funder:HRSA's Office of Rural Health Policy
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