Who is Caring for the Underserved? A Comparison of Primary Care Physicians and Nonphysician Clinicians in California and Washington

Date
07/2003
Journal
Annals of Family Medicine
Description

Compares the geographic distribution and patient populations of physician and nonphysician primary care clinicians. Includes the proportion of clinicians within each discipline practicing in rural areas, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), and areas with vulnerable populations.

Center
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Kevin Grumbach, Gary Hart, Elizabeth Mertz, Janet Coffman, Lorella Palazzo