Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Primary Care: The 'Brewing Storm'

An outstanding job of depicting the current crisis for primary care physicians in America today is nicely described by Thomas Bodenheimer, M.D. in tomorrow's New England Journal of Medicine. The full text is here. Take a minute and read this. It will help you understand why folks are becoming so dissatisfied with their primary care physicians, why young doctors are fleeing from this field of medicine, and where the impediments to correcting the problem lie. In effect, it is a perfect "brewing storm."


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