General surgeons form a crucial component of the medical
workforce in rural areas of the United States. Analysis
of the data suggests that the general surgical workforce
has not kept pace with the rising population, and that
the number of general surgeons in most rural areas of the
U.S. will decline further.
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Matthew Thompson, Dana Christian Lynge, Eric Larson, Pantipa Tachawachira, Gary Hart