Assessing Shifts in Outpatient Visits to Physicians of Other Specialties in Rural Areas with Shortages of Cardiologists and Gastroenterologists: A Preliminary Analysis
Examines "service shifting" in rural communities, a practice by which local physicians in medical shortage areas may adapt their services to meet needs that would normally be addressed by non-primary care specialists. Includes statistics with breakdowns by level of availability of cardiologists and gastroenterologists, and number of outpatient visits, using Medicare data from 2011.
Donald E. Pathman, G. Mark Holmes, Samuel Berchuck, James W. Terry, Jr.
The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Cardiovascular disease · Health workforce supply and demand · Physicians · Statistics and data