What's wrong with primary care in the US?
November 18, 2008 7:01 PM Subscribe
posted by Slarty Bartfast (47 comments total)
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What's wrong with primary care in the US? With a new survey
suggesting that nearly half of all primary care physicians would leave medicine if they had a viable alternative, and with American medical schools not generating nearly enough new doctors
going into primary care, in this
, their first issue to hit doctors' desks since the election, the New England Journal of Medicine has devoted their entire editorial section to exploring yet another challenge that threatens the stability of the US health care system. Video
of the roundtable discussion. Individual
essays, at times touching
, at times hopeful
, from various primary care perspectives in the US and Britain
Comments under the video link
are particularly interesting. With its eye on the election, the otherwise fairly dry New England Journal has been increasingly political as of late
I know, I already GMOFB, but I think the NEJM is doing a fantastic job of hosting a nuanced discussion of complex issues and this seems post worthy to me.