Generalist Medicine and the U.S. Health System

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Stephen L. Isaacs, James R. Knickman
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 29, 2004 - Medical - 704 pages
This comprehensive resource illuminates the past, present, and future of generalist medicine. Generalist Medicine and U.S. Health Policy contains new contributions from preeminent authorities and a selection of groundbreaking articles and reports from the past forty years. Generalist Medicine and U.S. Health Policy covers a broad range of topics that

Examines the current challenges of primary care and generalist medicine

Offers a chronological history of the growth of generalist medicine since the 1950s

Reviews the models of care on which generalist medicine is based

Analyzes the growth of three disciplines3⁄4general internists, family physicians, and pediatricians

Looks at the supply and distribution of generalist physicians

Discusses the education and training of generalist physicians

Reports on the cost and quality of the care provided by generalist versus specialists

 

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Contents

SECTION ONE PRIMARY CARE AND THE EDUCATION OF GENERALIST PHYSICIANS PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE
1
SECTION TWO PRIMARY CARE AND THE ROLE OF GENERALIST PHYSICIANS
75
SECTION THREE SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION
261
SECTION FOUR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
377
SECTION FIVE QUALITY AND COST
503
Name Index
631
Subject Index
639
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Stephen L. Isaacs is a partner in the consulting firm of Isaacs/Jellinek in San Francisco, California, and president of Health Policy Associates, also in San Francisco. He formerly was a professor in the Columbia University School of Public Health.
James R. Knickman is vice president for research and evaluation at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey. He formerly was a professor of nonprofit administration in the Wagner School of New York University.

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