The characteristics of successful family physicians in rural Nebraska: A qualitative study of physician interviews

Elisabeth L Backer, Helen E. McIlvain, Paul Mark Paulman, Ryan C. Ramaekers

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Abstract

Context: In studying physician shortage issues, few studies have utilized individual interviews, allowing rural physicians to voice their own stories. Purpose: To explore rural physicians' unique characteristics affecting their decisions and satisfactions with practice in a rural area. Methods: A qualitative interview study with 11 Nebraska family physicians practicing in rural (frontier) areas. Findings: Previous experience and preference for a rural lifestyle, desire for autonomy, a wide scope of practice, and close relationships with patients defined those physicians choosing rural practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-191
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rural Health
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

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The characteristics of successful family physicians in rural Nebraska : A qualitative study of physician interviews. / Backer, Elisabeth L; McIlvain, Helen E.; Paulman, Paul Mark; Ramaekers, Ryan C.

In: Journal of Rural Health, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.04.2006, p. 189-191.

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