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As an emergency medicine physician with regular exposure to Covid-19 patients, I knew I would be prioritized for vaccination. However, for many months, I was decidedly and definitely against being among the first to get the shot. Instead,...
Black Americans have been catching the coronavirus, getting severely ill and dying from it, at a rate higher than other racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. Black Americans are also less likely to want to get the COVID-19 vaccine,...
Doctors’ offices are overflowing with inquiries from patients who hope to get the vaccine, even though most physicians do not have doses to offer. Overwhelmed with all the requests, staff members in some private medical offices are sending...
States are rushing to administer the COVID-19 vaccines as fast as possible, and some states have been more successful than others.  North Dakota has one of the best vaccination rates in the country, according to data from the CDC. The...
Even as the coronavirus vaccine becomes more widely distributed, lots of Americans say they're still not sure they'll get one. A December study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that about a quarter of Americans remain hesitant. What...
What should a post-pandemic health care delivery system look like? And what role should primary care physicians hold in this system? Medical Economics® sat down recently via Zoom with Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., to discuss that...
WASHINGTON, January 7, 2021 – The results of a recent national survey of primary care clinicians show that primary care’s capacity to triage and treat patients with COVID-19 and other health issues is seriously compromised. These results...
The vaccine rollout in the United States is progressing — albeit not as quickly as anyone would like. But there isn’t a single “vaccine rollout” — instead responsibility for distributing the vaccines has been delegated to states, and some...
As president-elect Joe Biden and his administration prepare to take office on January 20, PCC has prepared a list of policy priorities in primary care that were submitted to Biden's transition team in late December. In sharing the...
Many medical personnel who care for COVID-19 patients have struggled to get vaccinated. Clinicians in private practice, those who work for staffing agencies and others who are not directly employed by hospitals or long-term care facilities...
Corona Virus
Check back regularly for the latest survey results and updates. For data from the previous survey, see Round 23 Results. The Primary Care Collaborative is partnering with the Larry A. Green Center to regularly survey primary care...
The virus infecting thousands of Americans a day is also attacking the country's social fabric. The coronavirus has exposed a weakness in many rural communities, where divisive pandemic politics are alienating some of their most critical...
Amazon is expanding its partnership with Crossover Health in DFW, opening four new neighborhood health centers in the region. The value-based model is directly contracted between Amazon and Crossover, cutting health insurance companies out...
Dr. Dale Okorodudu, an African-American doctor and the founder of Black Men in White Coats, aims to make an impact on the world by helping develop future leaders in medicine. He recently organized a youth summit with a goal to inspire...
The number of applicants [to medical schools] is up 18% this year over last year, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, or AAMC, driven by the example of medical workers and public health figures such as Dr. Anthony...
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2020—The U.S. health system’s investment in primary care, as measured by primary care spending, is low and declined between 2017 and 2019, both nationally and in a majority of states, according to a new report. The ...
The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) announced today the recipient of one of its three annual awards for 2020. The awards recognize individuals and a practice in the primary care community that exemplify excellence in providing high-value...
The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) announced today the recipient of one of its three annual awards for 2020. The awards recognize individuals and a practice in the primary care community that exemplify excellence in providing high-value...
The Affordable Care Act is once again under threat because Republican attorneys general have banded together to argue before the Supreme Court that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and therefore the entire law should be...
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, December 1, 2020—The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC), the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance) and the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), announced today ways the Shared...

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