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

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative | March 2011
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative | January 2011
Association of American Medical Colleges | November 2010
Center for American Progress | October 2010

Events & Media

October 26, 2015 | Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative and Primary Care Progress
October 13, 2015 | Primary Care Progress, Lown Institute and Family Medicine for America's Health
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