Workforce

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. 

Resources

Missouri Hospital Association | August 2018
United Healthgroup | June 2017
This resource discusses how delivering primary care and preventative services in-home can be an effective way to improve access and quality. It gives example of practical approaches to practice transformation that increase access.
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative | July 2017
American Academy of Pediatrics | January 2016

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