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Solving Primary Care Shortage - Top 5 Strategies

Monday, February 20, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Solving Primary Care Shortage - Top 5 Strategies

Adele Allison, National Director of Government Affairs, SuccessEHS

The shortage of Primary Care Providers (PCPs) is critical, yet the demands placed on the primary care are growing

  • Only 32 percent of U.S. Physicians and Residents are PCPs
  • 60 million Americans are currently medically disenfranchised
  • Only 54 percent of PCPs report overall career satisfaction
  • PCPs earn $2.5 million less than cardiologists over the course of their careers
  • In 1930, 80 percent of all physicians were general practitioners

Contained in this Publication:

  • The History of Primary Care vs. Specialty Care
  • Profile of the Primary Care Provider
  • Comparison of Primary to Specialty Average Earnings
  • The Top 5 Strategies to Solving the Primary Care Shortage:

1. Leveraging Federal Opportunities

2. Patient-Centered Medical Home and Health IT

3. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

4. Reverse Recruitment

5. Appropriately Focusing Care Resources

Click here to download the PDF, with original charts and tables.

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