Primary care: specialists or generalists

Mayo Clin Proc. 1996 Apr;71(4):415-9. doi: 10.4065/71.4.415.


A critical appraisal of the literature on the cost and quality trade-offs of primary care provided by specialists in comparison with that provided by generalists is presented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Continuity of Patient Care
  • Cost Control
  • Family Practice*
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Primary Health Care* / economics
  • Societies, Medical
  • Specialization*
  • United States
  • Workforce