SPOTLIGHT: Primary care squeeze getting worse

The statistics are sobering. Five years ago, about half of doctors leaving med school came into the workforce as primary-care physicians, but this year, only 20 percent of graduating medical school students expect to work in primary care. This only underscores one of the biggest problems likely to result from health reform: How will newly-insured patients find the primary-care doctors who are supposed to help them make efficient health choices? Articles