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The critical state of graduate medical education funding

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Figure 1: Change in otolaryngology surgeons per 100,000 population, 2004–2009

Trends in the otolaryngology workforce in the U.S.

The American health care system is evolving at an increasingly rapid pace. The structure of health care delivery is moving toward larger and more integrated systems.


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