The primary care workforce is dwindling. Healthcare professionals in the United States are avoiding primary care for a multitude of reasons.  Whether it be the excessive administrative burden, high rates of burnout, low reimbursement rates, or medical education emphasizing specialization, people are rapidly abandoning primary care. The lack of primary care clinicians creates large primary care deserts, especially in rural areas. Several state and federal programs attempt to offer incentives, to hopefully motivate people to pursue careers in primary care.  However at this point, the discrepancy remains. 


November 2015
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association | September 2015
Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) | July 2015
The Journal of Graduate Medical Education | July 2015
Citizens Research Council of Michigan | June 2015

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