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Will the supply of allergists and immunologists in the United States meet future needs? / American Academy of Allergy, Academy of Allergy; Anderson, John A.; Cohen, Sheldon G.; Frick, Oscar L.; Friedlaender, Sidney; Norman, Philip S.; Rachelefsky, Gary S.; Strunk, Robert C.In: The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, Vol. 93, No. 4, 04.1994, p. 803-810.
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T1 - Will the supply of allergists and immunologists in the United States meet future needs?
AU - American Academy of Allergy, Academy of Allergy
AU - Anderson, John A.
AU - Cohen, Sheldon G.
AU - Frick, Oscar L.
AU - Friedlaender, Sidney
AU - Norman, Philip S.
AU - Rachelefsky, Gary S.
AU - Strunk, Robert C.
N1 - Funding Information: One issue that has brought this to a head has been the decrease in the attractiveness of the “generalist” fields for residents entering training. The number of U.S. medical graduates entering residency in family practice, internal medicine, or pediatrics fell 19% between 1986 and 1992.’ In addition, 85% of 1991 and 1992 graduates who began training in internal medicine intend to become medical subspecialists. The percentage of pediatric residents who plan to become pediatric subspecialists has risen from 30% in the mid 1980s to 70% in 1992. It is estimated that if these career choices hold, only 16% of 1992 graduates of U.S. medical schools will become generalists (11% in family practice, 3% in general internal medicine, and 2% in general pediatrics).” For these reasons, many national organizations have advocated altering the mix of physicians from 70% + specialists and 30% - generalists in the United States to a 50: 50 ratio. These organizations include the AMA, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Practice, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Association of Professors of Medicine-all physician groups. It also includes the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Pew Health Professions Commission, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Governors Association, and the National Council of State Legislatures.” All of these views were taken before President Clinton took office and the new administration’s health care task force began its work. Copyright: Copyright 2014 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
PY - 1994/4
Y1 - 1994/4
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U2 - 10.1016/0091-6749(94)90263-1
DO - 10.1016/0091-6749(94)90263-1
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C2 - 8163792
AN - SCOPUS:0028212349
VL - 93
SP - 803
EP - 810
JO - Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
JF - Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
SN - 0091-6749
IS - 4