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Primary Care 101: Supply and Demand

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped millions of Americans get insured. The hope is that if an individual is insured, he or she is more likely to gain access to primary care. More access to primary care means fewer expensive emergency room [...]

April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Smaller is Better

More than 3.9 million “ambulatory care-sensitive” admissions of adults were made to US hospitals in 2010, with as much as 40% of them being preventable. But which primary care practices are best at preventing these kind of avoidable [...]

December 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Primary Care Access Pre-ACA

Illustration: Jared Rodriguez / Creative Commons As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) changes roll out, many critics and proponents have voiced concerns about provider availability in the wake of massive increases of insured persons. In fact, recent [...]

June 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

Can MLPs lead the care team?

Primary care will be delivered increasingly by non-physician clinicians in the future. How will patients fare? Doug McIntosh / Flickr (Creative Commons) There is an increasing shortage of primary care physicians (PCPs) in the United States and it is [...]

December 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

EHR’s & Physician Productivity

A majority of doctors are dissatisfied with EHRs citing productivity losses. But a new study debunks their feelings. The revolution in health information technology (HIT) holds the promise of improving patient care. Since the passage of the Health [...]

December 16, 2013 // 3 Comments

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