Despite continued growth of the primary care workforce, profound maldistribution persists among providers available for the care of children. Family physicians (FPs) spend, on average, approximately 10% of their total practice time caring for children; however, given that, among physician specialties, FPs are geographically distributed most evenly across the US population, the self-reported decline in the share of FPs caring for children should be disturbing to policymakers, especially with the looming insurance expansion in 2014.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine|
|State||Published - Mar 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Family Practice