Family practice physician shortage seen across U.S.

07/6/2009 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

The ratio of primary care physicians to residents decreased in 46 of 100 North Carolina counties from 2001 to 2005, a study found, part of a trend seen across the U.S. Experts said a big reason fewer physicians choose primary care and fewer generalists practice in rural areas is the appeal of bigger paychecks in urban settings and in specialty areas.

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