The U.S. primary care physician workforce: undervalued service

Am Fam Physician. 2003 Oct 15;68(8):1486.


Primary care physicians work hard, but their compensation is not correlated to their work effort when compared with physicians in other specialties. This disparity contributes to student disinterest in primary care specialties.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Office Visits / statistics & numerical data*
  • Physicians, Family / economics*
  • Physicians, Family / statistics & numerical data
  • Primary Health Care / economics*
  • Primary Health Care / statistics & numerical data
  • Salaries and Fringe Benefits / statistics & numerical data*
  • United States