Managed care, attitudes, and career choices of internal medicine residents

Heidi D. Nelson, Annette M. Matthews, Glen R. Patrizio, Thomas G. Cooney

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The influence of managed care on internal medicine residents' attitudes and career choices has not yet been determined and could be substantial. In a survey of 1,390 third-year internal medicine residents, 21% believed that managed care was the best model of health care for the United States, and 31% stated they would be satisfied working in a managed care system. Those from high managed care communities (>30% penetration) were only slightly more accepting of managed care, but were more likely to choose general internal medicine as a career (54%, p = .0009) than those from communities with lower managed care penetration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of general internal medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Career choice
  • Managed care
  • Medical education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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