Through ninety-five in-depth interviews with primary care physicians (PCPs) working in different settings, as well as medical students and residents, Practice Under Pressure provides rich insight into the everyday lives of generalist physicians in the early twenty-first centurytheir work, stresses, hopes, expectations, and values. Timothy Hoff supports this dialogue with secondary data, statistics, and in-depth comparisons that capture the changing face of primary care medicinelarger numbers of younger, female, and foreign-born physicians.
About the Author
Timothy Hoff is associate professor of health policy and management at the University at Albany School of Public Health.
Table of Contents
1 The Transformation of Primary Care in the United States
2 A Typical Workday in Primary Care
3 How the Primary Care Workday Has Changed
4 Leaving Hospital Work Behind
5 The Routine and Nonroutine of Primary Care Work
6 Younger and Older Physicians in Primary Care
7 Women in Primary Care
8 International Medical Graduates in Primary Care
9 The Medical Home
10 No Quick Fix Appendix