Turning of the tide? Some encouraging news for primary care

“The demand for internists and family physicians has rebounded after several years of decline, Merritt, Hawkins & Associates reported in its 2005 survey on recruitment trends.

Many health care employers are turning their attention back to primary care after focusing on specialties, according to the national health care search and consulting firm. Internal medicine and family medicine were among the top 15 specialties in which employers sought to recruit in 2005, reflecting that physicians in both specialties were in demand and difficult to recruit.”

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