An oversupply of physicians in many urban regions contrasts with continuing problems of access in rural and inner-city areas. After completing this week’s reading and viewing the video, discuss this topic using the following questions to help guide you:
• Why does the mal-distribution of physicians persist in spite of the number of physicians graduated?
• Explore how these specialty medical practices affect access to healthcare, quality of care received, and costs associated with health care services.
o Do these same conditions exist in Canada or the United Kingdom? Why or why not?