In a editorial published in August 31, 2006 in the New England Journal of Medicine the statement was made that US lacks of primary care physicians and the graphic reproduced below with the courtesy of the author gave the reason why: the work is no more attractive for students. In a previous post we had seen that the reduction of staff of primary care physicians leads them to refuse appointments for new patients. This matter of fact provokes the anger of the federal administration. This issue is also encountered more and more in France.
Will the new pay for performance measures implemented in France be attractive or repulsive for the new generations?
Indeed the future national primary care payment policy, whatever it will be, will have to take into account these demographic data.