etoc emailClick here to join the eTOC list or text TPJ to 22828. You will receive an Email notice with the Table of Contents of The Permanente Journal.

Big Doctoring in America: Profiles in Primary Care



by Fitzhugh Mullan, MD; Photographs by John Moses
Review by Linn Getz, MD

Spring 2005 - Volume 9 Number 2

https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/05-005

The title Big Doctoring in America provoked my curiosity, partly because I am situated in Iceland--the geological and cultural bridge between Europe and the USA and a place from where the condition of American medicine is followed with great interest. The US system is widely believed to be the best in the world despite consuming a higher portion of the national gross domestic product than in any other country and despite a World Health Organization report1 ranking it as only 37th among the health care systems of 191 countries. Gro Harlem Brundtland (WHO Director-General at the time) acknowledged that "there is wide variation in performance, even among countries with similar levels of income and health expenditure" and asserted that "[i]t is essential for decision-makers to understand the underlying reasons so that system performance, and hence the health of populations, can be improved."2

Reprint Permissions

The Permanente Journal welcomes requests for reprints and reproduction. Use of any and all published materials is copyrighted and protected.

SUBSCRIPTION

Journal subscriptions for The Permanente Journal are entered for the calendar year. Advance payment in US dollars is required.

CIRCULATION

27,000 print readers per quarter, 15,350 eTOC readers, and in 2018, 2 million page views of TPJ articles in PubMed from a broad international readership.

Indexing

Indexed in MEDLINE, PubMed Central, HINARI, EMBASE, EBSCO Academic Search Complete, rdrb, CrossRef, and SciVerse/Scopus.


                                             

 

 

ISSN 1552-5767 Copyright © 2019 thepermanentejournal.org.

All Rights Reserved.