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Research Article

The Impact of Japan's 2004 Postgraduate Training Program on Intra-Prefectural Distribution of Pediatricians in Japan

  • Rie Sakai mail,

    rsakai@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Medical Education, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Wei Wang,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Norihiro Yamaguchi,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Hiroshi Tamura,

    Affiliations: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan, Solutions Center for Health Insurance Claims, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Rei Goto,

    Affiliations: Hakubi Center of Advanced Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University, Yoshida, Sakyo, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Ichiro Kawachi

    Affiliation: Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: October 30, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077045

About the Authors

Rie Sakai
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Rie Sakai
Department of Medical Education, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Rie Sakai
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Wei Wang
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Wei Wang
Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Norihiro Yamaguchi
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Hiroshi Tamura
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
Hiroshi Tamura
Solutions Center for Health Insurance Claims, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
Hiroshi Tamura
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Rei Goto
Hakubi Center of Advanced Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Rei Goto
Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University, Yoshida, Sakyo, Kyoto, Japan
Ichiro Kawachi
Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rsakai@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RS IK HT. Analyzed the data: RS RG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RS WW NY. Wrote the paper: RS. Helped draft the manuscript: NY HT RG.