Shortage of Primary-Care Physicians

Despite efforts by the federal government to boost the ranks of primary-care physicians, an overwhelming number of physicians are choosing specialties other than internal medicine, and research has shown that internists leave the field mid-career at a much higher rate than other specialties. As a result, the shortage of primary-care physicians may be larger than expected, which will impact the care given to the millions of newly insured patients entering the healthcare system under the healthcare reform law.

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