Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 3, P898-912 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0327 View full text
Jeralynn S. Cossman, Debra Street

Abstract: It is important to understand how policy influences physician satisfaction, which in turn affects access to and quality of care. Two Mississippi policy crises in the past decade indirectly jeopardized its primary health care supply. During a volatile malpractice climate in 2002, physician groups claimed physicians would retire or relocate or quit medicine entirely. The second crisis in 2005 temporarily shut down Medicaid reimbursement. Both crises had the capacity to undermine physician satisfaction, a predict…

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