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Will direct primary care bring joy back to medicine

More than half of physicians report at least one symptom of burnout. This is much higher than in the general population. Source: Jeff Kubina (Flickr/CC) The major factors of physician satisfaction involve perceived obstacles to providing [...]

February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Country Nurse

A recent study published in Medical Care examined the relationship of geographic accessibility to primary care providers. Data derived from the 2013 Area Health Resource File, which provides a comprehensive data on a broad range of health resources [...]

December 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Saving Primary Care, One NP at a Time

This meta-analysis by Martinez-Gonzalez and colleagues examined the effects of task-shifting from physicians to nurse practitioners in primary care. Twenty studies included in the meta-analysis all compared nurse-led care with physician-led care in [...]

September 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Doctor will see you Now (For $160)

Although the Affordable Care Act sought to expand health insurance to near universal levels, this has not occurred. In the Supreme Court case National Federation of Independent Business v Sebelius, the court ruled Medicaid expansion to be optional. [...]

July 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

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

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