Author Affiliations: The Robert Graham Center, Policy Studies in Family Practice and Primary Care, Washington, DC (Drs Graham and Green); Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison (Dr Roberts); and American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kan (Drs Ostergaard, Kahn, and Pugno). Dr Graham is now with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Md.
Since family practice was first recognized as a specialty in the late
1960s, considerable intellectual and organizational change has occurred in
medicine, especially during the 1990s. To reflect on and reconsider the role
of family practice in US health care, this article reviews the development
of family practice as a specialty, provides a current assessment of the status
of family medicine in the United States, and comments on issues that are of
ongoing importance to family practice.
Graham R, Roberts RG, Ostergaard DJ, Kahn, Jr NB, Pugno PA, Green LA. Family Practice in the United StatesA Status Report. JAMA. 2002;288(9):1097-1101. doi:10.1001/jama.288.9.1097