Adaptation to Medical Technology—Shaping the Future
Dr. Williams: In recent years the rate at which physicians have been increasing has been accelerating (6), and both the Bureau of Health Manpower (BHM) and the Graduate Medical Education National Advisory Committee (GMENAC) project continuation of this trend at least until 1990 (7–8) Table 1 and Figure 1. Barring unexpected upheavals in medical education, the number of physicians in this country will increase from about 428,000 in 1980 to about 560,000 in 1990 probably growing faster than the population (9).
KeywordsPrimary Care Physician Medical Technology Health Maintenance Organization Health Care Financing Family Practitioner
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