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Author Hoff, Timothy, 1965-

Title Practice under pressure : primary care physicians and their medicine in the twenty-first century / Timothy Hoff
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 235 pages) : illustrations
Series Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine.
Contents The transformation of primary care in the United States -- A typical workday in primary care -- How the primary care workday has changed -- Leaving hospital work behind -- The routine and nonroutine of primary care work -- Younger and older physicians in primary care -- Women in primary care -- International medical graduates in primary care -- The medical home : primary care savior? -- No quick fix : an incremental approach to helping primary care
Summary Through ninety-five in-depth interviews with primary care physicians (PCPs) working in different settings, as well as medical students and residents, Practice Under Pressure provides rich insight into the everyday lives of generalist physicians in the early twenty-first centuryùtheir work, stresses, hopes, expectations, and values. Timothy Hoff supports this dialogue with secondary data, statistics, and in-depth comparisons that capture the changing face of primary care medicineùlarger numbers of younger, female, and foreign-born physicians
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Primary care (Medicine) -- United States.
Primary Health Care -- trends.
Health Care Reform.
Physicians, Family -- trends.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813548357 (electronic bk.)
9780813548357 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)