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Out of Practice: Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

Frederick M. MD Barken


Primary care medicine is in crisis. While policymakers, government administrators, and the health insurance industry pay lip service to the personal relationship between physician and patient, dissatisfaction and disaffection run rampant among primary care doctors, and medical students steer clear in order to pursue more lucrative specialties. Patients feel helpless, well aware that they are losing a valued close connection as health care steadily becomes more transactional than relational. The thin-margin efficiency, rapid pace, and high volume demanded by the new health care economics do not ... More

Keywords: primary care medicine, primary care doctors, medical students, patients, health care economics, medical practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449765
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449765.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederick M. MD Barken, author
Ithaca College