Because of changes in the health care system, the hospital has become less suitable as the primary focus of graduate medical education for primary care physicians. However, the current system of financing health care education and services makes it difficult to accomplish the needed shift to training in primary care ambulatory settings. This book suggests ways of lowering financial barriers to primary care training in ambulatory settings.
Institute of Medicine. Primary Care Physicians: Financing Their Graduate Medical Education in Ambulatory Settings. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1989.
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