Visits for Primary Care Services to Primary Care and Specialty Care Physicians, 1999-2007

With the US health care system rapidly undergoing organizational changes that will have an impact on the delivery of primary care, a better understanding is needed of primary care services provided by generalist and specialist physicians. For this reason, we used the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) to examine changes in the frequency with which patients visited generalists and specialists for primary care services between 1997 and 2007.

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