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Appointments in 2 Weeks or Less for Newly Insured

Many pundits and policy analysts were concerned that by expanding Medicaid, primary care capacity might be exceeded thus leading to longer wait times. That concern is one reason why the Affordable Care Act provided parity in payment between Medicare [...]

October 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Why Physician Assistants don’t do Primary Care

As increasing proportions of the population now have coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the primary care physician shortage has become increasingly concerning. Concepts such as team-based care and value-based performance require comprehensive [...]

March 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

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

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