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Am J Public Health. 1983 August; 73(8): 906–908.
PMCID: PMC1651120

Location decisions of National Health Service Corps physicians.


Results of a survey of 100 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) physicians in 10 east coast states (94 per cent response rate) indicate that 56 have plans to locate in a rural area after their service obligation is complete and 15 have not yet decided. Those who decide for a rural practice value personal and community factors to a higher degree than professional factors and are more likely to have a primary care practice.

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  • Cooper JK, Heald K, Samuels M. Affecting the supply of rural physicians. Am J Public Health. 1977 Aug;67(8):756–759. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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