The family physician workforce: the special case of rural populations

Am Fam Physician. 2005 Jul 1;72(1):147.


People living outside metropolitan areas, especially those living in rural counties, depend on family physicians. Resolving the disparities in physician distribution nationwide will require solutions to make rural practice a viable option for more health care workers.

MeSH terms

  • Medically Underserved Area
  • Physicians, Family / supply & distribution*
  • Rural Population*
  • United States