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Pathman DE, Goldberg L, Konrad TR, Morgan JC. State Repayment Programs for Health Care Education Loans. JAMA. 2013;310(18):1982–1984. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.281644
Repayment of loans for health care education is a popular incentive among states to attract clinicians to underserved areas. As of 1996, 37 states offered loan repayment programs for primary care clinicians, co-sponsored loan repayment programs with the State Loan Repayment Program of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), or offered both programs.1 Seven states also offered direct financial incentive programs, which are like loan repayment programs but allow clinicians flexibility in using program funds. In this study, we identified all state loan repayment and direct financial incentive programs for health professionals of all types as of 2010, described changes in program numbers from 2007 to 2010 during the first years of the worldwide recession with tight state budgets, and characterized the disciplines and size of the collective workforce by state.
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