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Health Serv Res. 1989 February; 23(6): 931–974.
PMCID: PMC1065543

Primary health care in rural areas: an agenda for research.


The confluence of forces slowing the growth of the physician supply despite a continued shortage of primary care physicians, the encouragement of competitive medical practices that centralize resources in larger places, and the changing of the rural population's character to one of more dependence on medical care may bring on another "rural health crisis" in the decade ahead.

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