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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 // 2 Comments

Toward GME Accountability

An analysis of over 750 institutions shows that fewer than one-quarter of doctors train as primary care providers. Dr. Candice Chen and colleagues attempted to assess outcomes of the nearly $10 billion federal Medicare and more than $3 billion [...]

August 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

Will primary care fail us?

Coverage expansions will expose serious gaps in the primary care workforce in many regions of the country. The Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion is set to take place in just over half of the states. Additional private insurance expansions [...]

July 1, 2013 // 1 Comment

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