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Number of Persons Who Consulted a Physician, 1997 and 2002 - Graham Center Policy ...

Sep 15, 2005 - Most people in the United States consult a general physician each year, and some see other subspecialists. However, the proportion of people consulting a general physician who sees adults and children appears to be declining.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p1007.html

Only 15% of FPs Report Using Telehealth; Training and Lack of Reimbursement Are Top ...

Jan 15, 2016 - In a 2014 national survey, only 15% of responding family physicians (FPs) reported using telehealth in the previous year, even though most agreed that telehealth could improve access to and continuity of care for their patients. More than one-half of FPs identified lack of training and ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/p101.html

Opting Out of Medicaid Expansion May Cost States Additional Primary Care Physicians - ...

Jan 1, 2015 - States currently electing not to expand Medicaid possibly forego the opportunity to expand their primary care workforces by a total of 1,525 physicians. Increased demand from expansion states and a limited primary care physician pool may provide a pull across state lines to the ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/od2.html

Osteopathic Physicians and the Family Medicine Workforce - Graham Center Policy ...

Aug 15, 2005 - Historically, osteopathic physicians have made an important contribution to the primary care workforce. More than one half of osteopathic physicians are primary care physicians, and most of these are family physicians. However, the proportion of osteopathic students choosing family ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0815/p583.html

Osteopathic Schools Are Producing More Graduates, But Fewer Are Practicing in Primary ...

Jun 1, 2015 - The expansion of osteopathic medical schools was to be a boon for underserved areas in need of primary care service. However, the impact has thus far been diminished by the decrease in osteopathic graduates engaged in primary care practice. Policy makers and leaders should consider ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/p756.html

Out-of-Pocket Prescription Costs a Continuing Burden Under Medicare Part D - Graham ...

Feb 1, 2006 - Of 29 million expected Part D beneficiaries, 6.9 million are projected to have annual out-of-pocket medication expenses greater than $750. Accounting for one fourth of all Part D enrollees, these beneficiaries also are most likely to have high aggregate health care costs, putting them ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/p402.html

Patterns of Visits to Physicians' Offices, 1980 to 2003 - Graham Center Policy ...

Sep 1, 2005 - In the past quarter century, the number of office visits to physicians in the United States increased from 581 million per year to 838 million per year, with slightly more than one half of total visits since 1980 being made to primary care physicians. Most visits to primary care ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p762.html

Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Workforce Trends - Graham Center Policy ...

Oct 1, 2005 - The physician assistant (PA) and nurse practitioner (NP) workforces have realized explosive growth, but this rate of growth may be declining. Most PAs work outside primary care; however, the contributions of PAs and NPs to primary care and interdisciplinary teams should not be neglected.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1176.html

Physician Distribution and Access: Priorities for Physician Workforce Policy - Graham ...

May 15, 2008 - Most Primary Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) exceed federal population-to-physician designation criteria, yet struggle to maintain access to primary care physicians. Policy options for recruiting and retaining primary care physicians to HPSAs, and new HPSA criteria that ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0515/p1378.html

Physician Workforce: Legal Immigrants Will Extend Baby Boom Demands - Graham Center ...

Oct 15, 2005 - The baby boom generation will place large demands on the Medicare program and the U.S. health care system. These demands may be extended by a large legal immigrant population that will become Medicare-eligible soon after the baby boom generation does. The U.S. health care system should ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1015/p1459.html

Physician Workforce: The Special Case of Health Centers and the National Health Service...

Jul 15, 2005 - Federally funded health centers and the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) depend on family physicians (FPs) and general practitioners (GPs) to meet the needs of millions of medically underserved people. Policy makers and workforce planners should consider how changes in the ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/p235.html

Primary Care Physicians Are More Likely to Participate in Medicare EHR Incentives than ...

Aug 1, 2015 - Family medicine and general internal medicine physicians are more likely to participate in the Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive program compared with other subspecialties, after accounting for Medicare income and other factors. These findings support the continuation of...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/p182.html

Primary Care's Ecologic Impact on Obesity - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers - American ...

Mar 15, 2009 - With a costly obesity epidemic, policy makers must recognize factors that may influence obesity not only for each person, but also across communities. Increased primary care physician density on the county level is associated with decreased obesity rates. As we move to restructure the ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0315/p446.html

Projected Impact of the Primary Care Residency Expansion Program Using Historical ...

Apr 1, 2014 - The Primary Care Residency Expansion (PCRE) program was created by the Health Resources and Services Administration in 2010 to help address the shortage of primary care physicians. If historical graduate placement trends for funded programs remain stable, the PCRE program would have a ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p518.html

Proportional Erosion of the Primary Care Physician Workforce Has Continued Since 2010 -...

Aug 15, 2019 - We estimate that 217,208 primary care physicians provided direct patient care in the United States in 2018. This represents an even lower percentage (30%) of the total U.S. physician cohort than the 2010 Council on Graduate Medical Education's (COGME's) recommendation to increase ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p211.html

Refocusing Geriatricians' Role in Training to Improve Care for Older Adults - Graham ...

Jan 1, 2012 - The current number of geriatricians cannot keep up with the health care needs of the growing number of older adults. To fill the gap, more geriatricians should focus on training primary care and other specialty physicians to care for older adults.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0101/p59.html

Relying on NPs and PAs Does Not Avoid the Need for Policy Solutions for Primary Care - ...

Aug 15, 2013 - Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) are often proposed as solutions to the looming shortage of primary care physicians. However, a large and growing number of PAs and NPs now work outside of primary care, which suggests that innovative policy solutions to increase ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/p230.html

Rural Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Depends on Family Physicians - Graham Center Policy...

Oct 1, 2016 - The nation's growing opioid use disorder epidemic disproportionately impacts rural areas, where physicians who can prescribe buprenorphine are scarcest. Among physicians approved to prescribe buprenorphine, family physicians (FPs) are the most likely to work in rural areas.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1001/p546.html

Rural Origins and Choosing Family Medicine Predict Future Rural Practice - Graham ...

Jul 15, 2007 - The shortage of physicians in U.S. rural practice may impact access to health care for one in five citizens. Two medical student characteristics that predict eventual practice in rural settings are clear: being born in a rural county and choosing a residency in family medicine.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0715/p207.html

Shifting Sources of U.S. Primary Care Physicians - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers - ...

Jun 1, 2015 - Trends in the composition of the primary care physician workforce since 2000 show a declining proportion of U.S. allopathic physicians, and increasing proportions of U.S. osteopath physicians and both U.S.-born and foreign-born international graduates.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/p758.html

Smaller Practices Are Less Likely to Report PCMH Certification - Graham Center Policy ...

Apr 1, 2015 - Despite efforts to achieve broad transformation of primary care practices into patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), certification rates have lagged in small and solo practices. The challenges these groups face with the transformation and certification processes should be addressed to...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p440.html

Teaching Health Center GME Funding Instability Threatens Program Viability - Graham ...

Feb 1, 2015 - The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program, funded since 2011 and set to expire in 2015, has increased the numbers of primary care physicians and dentists training to care for under-served populations nationwide. Without continued federal funding, most of ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p168.html

The Changing Landscape of Primary Care HPSAs and the Influence on Practice Location - ...

May 1, 2014 - Health professional shortage area (HPSA) designations were created to highlight areas of primary care shortage and direct incentives to physicians willing to practice in these areas. We demonstrate the volatility of these geographies by examining the HPSA status of primary care ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0501/od1.html

The Contemporary Ecology of U.S. Medical Care Confirms the Importance of Primary Care -...

Sep 15, 2001 - More women, men and children receive medical care each month in the offices of primary care physicians than any other professional setting. There is an urgent need for health policies that encourage further innovation and implementation of first-rate primary care for everyone.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p928.html

The Continued Importance of Small Practices in the Primary Care Landscape - Graham ...

Aug 15, 2014 - In 2010, as many as 45% of active primary care physicians (PCPs) were practicing at sites with five or fewer physicians. This large cohort of practices faces unique challenges in meeting the increasing demands of practice transformation, payer reporting requirements, and integrated ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/od3.html

The Diminishing Role of FPs in Caring for Children - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers - ...

May 1, 2006 - Nationwide, family physicians (FPs) deliver a smaller proportion of the outpatient care of children than they did 10 years ago. Millions of children depend on FPs for care. Family medicine should reevaluate how it will contribute to the care of the nation's children.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1518.html

The Ecology of Medical Care for Children in the United States: A New Application of an ...

Dec 15, 2003 - If equal and adequate access to health care for children in the United States is a goal, we are failing. That failing is most prominent in the setting where most children receive care and preventive services—the doctor's office.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/p2310.html

The Effect of Accredited Rural Training Tracks on Physician Placement - Graham Center ...

Jul 1, 2000 - Accredited family practice rural training tracks are placing graduates in rural settings at notably high rates: 76 percent overall and 88 percent among programs implemented in the past 10 years. Favorable, immediate results could be expected from their continuation and expansion, ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p22.html

The Family Physician Workforce: The Special Case of Rural Populations - Graham Center ...

Jul 1, 2005 - People living outside metropolitan areas, especially those living in rural counties, depend on family physicians. Resolving the disparities in physician distribution nationwide will require solutions to make rural practice a viable option for more health care workers.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0701/p147.html

The Importance of Having a Usual Source of Health Care - Graham Center Policy ...

Aug 1, 2000 - Most people (82 percent) in the United States have and use for much of their health care a usual source of care, and a majority of them name a particular primary care physician as that source. Regardless of self-reported health status, people benefit from having a usual source of health...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0801/p477.html

The Importance of Having Health Insurance and a Usual Source of Care - Graham Center ...

Sep 15, 2004 - The effects of insurance and having a usual source of care are additive. Efforts to improve health care access for all should provide a medical home and health insurance.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1035.html

The Importance of Primary Care Physicians as the Usual Source of Healthcare in the ...

Nov 1, 2000 - Having a usual source of care enhances achieving clinical prevention goals for children and adults. There is room for improvement, and differences between the practices of internists and family physicians suggest that slightly longer visits and having health insurance might contribute ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1101/p1968.html

The Patient Safety Grid: Toxic Cascades in Health Care Settings - Graham Center Policy ...

Mar 15, 2001 - The Patient Safety Grid shows the fields where action is necessary in a comprehensive national effort to reduce harm from medical errors. Each segment of the grid is important and connected to others, sometimes forming a toxic cascade.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1047.html

The U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce: Minimal Growth 1980-1999 - Graham Center ...

Oct 15, 2003 - Growth in the primary care physician workforce (physicians per capita) in the United States has trailed the growth of the specialist physician population in recent years. This has occurred despite calls during the same period for increased production of primary care physicians and ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1483.html

The U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce: Persistently Declining Interest in Primary ...

Oct 15, 2003 - A persistent, six-year trend in the choice of specialty training by U.S. medical students threatens the adequacy of the physician workforce of the United States. This pattern should be reversed and requires the attention of policy makers and medical educators.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1484.html

The U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce: Undervalued Service - Graham Center Policy ...

Oct 15, 2003 - Primary care physicians work hard, but their compensation is not correlated to their work effort when compared with physicians in other specialties. This disparity contributes to student disinterest in primary care specialties.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1486.html

The United States Relies on Family Physicians Unlike Any Other Specialty - Graham ...

May 1, 2001 - Designation of a county as a Primary Care Health Personnel Shortage Area (PCHPSA) depends on the number of primary care physicians practicing there. Without family physicians, an additional 1,332 of the United States' 3,082 urban and rural counties would qualify for designation as ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1669.html

Title VII Funding is Associated with More Family Physicians and More Physicians Serving...

Aug 15, 2002 - Title VII funding of departments of family medicine at U.S. medical schools is significantly associated with expansion of the primary care physician workforce and increased accessibility to physicians for the residents of rural and underserved areas. Title VII has been successful in ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/p554.html

Title VII Is Criticial to the Community Health Center and National Health Service Corps...

Jan 15, 2010 - Community health centers (CHCs) and the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) are essential to a functioning health care safety net, but they struggle to recruit physicians. Compared with physicians trained in residency programs without Title VII funding, those trained in Title ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0115/p132.html

Title VII's Decline: Shrinking Investment in the Primary Care Training Pipeline - ...

Oct 15, 2009 - Title VII, Section 747 is a source of federal funding intended to strengthen the primary care workforce. Despite evidence that Title VII has been successful, its funding has declined over the past three decades, threatening the production of primary care physicians.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1015/p872.html

Toxic Cascades: A Comprehensive Way to Think About Medical Errors - Graham Center ...

Mar 1, 2001 - Current thinking about threats to patient safety caused by medical errors is often focused on the immediate consequences of mistakes in the hospital setting that affect specific aspects of care, such as testing procedures or medications. Some mistakes, however, become apparent distant ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p847.html

Trends in Physician Supply and Population Growth - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers - ...

Apr 1, 2013 - The physician workforce has steadily grown faster than the U.S. population over the past 30 years, context that is often absent in conversations anticipating physician scarcity. Policy makers addressing future physician shortages should also direct resources to ensure specialty and ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/od3.html

Trumping Professional Roles: Collaboration of Nurse Practitioners and Physicians for a ...

Oct 15, 2001 - Professional turf battles have yielded variations in the scope of practice for nurse practitioners (NPs) that obstruct collaboration with physicians that would enhance patient care. Patients would be better served if NPs and physicians worked together to develop better combined models ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1325.html

Types of Medical Errors Commonly Reported by Family Physicians - Graham Center Policy ...

Feb 15, 2003 - In a group of studies about medical errors in family medicine, the five error types most often observed and reported by U.S. family physicians were: (1) errors in prescribing medications; (2) errors in getting the right laboratory test done for the right patient at the right time; (3) ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p697.html

Uncoordinated Growth of the Primary Care Work Force - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers -...

Nov 1, 2001 - Family physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are distinctly different in their clinical training, yet they function interdependently. Together, they represent a significant portion of the primary care work force. Training capacity for these professions has increased ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1101/p1498.html

Unequal Distribution of the U.S. Primary Care Workforce - Graham Center Policy ...

Jun 1, 2013 - The United States is facing a primary care physician shortage, but the most pressing problem is uneven distribution, particularly in poor and rural communities. Providing adequate access to care for the nearly 30 million uninsured people living in these communities will require potent ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/od1.html

Use of Patient Registries in U.S. Primary Care Practices - Graham Center Policy ...

Jun 1, 2007 - Patient registries are necessary for high-quality health care, but even in innovative practices, their presence and utilization is inadequate. Registry uptake in primary care may be enhanced by improving the functionality of electronic health records (EHRs) and implementing payment ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1629.html

What People Want from Their Family Physician - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers - ...

May 15, 2004 - The public wants and is satisfied by care provided within a patient-physician relationship based on understanding, honesty, and trust. If the U.S. health care system is ever to become patient-centered, it must be designed to support these values and sustain, rather than fracture, the ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2310.html

What Physicians Need to Know About Seniors and Limited Prescription Benefits, and Why -...

Jul 15, 2002 - More and more often, seniors are faced with outpatient prescription benefits that have annual spending limits, and they may be forced to cut back on use of medications when they run out of benefits before the end of the year. Family physicians can play a valuable role by helping seniors...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p212.html

Who Filled First-Year Family Medicine Residency Positions from 1991 to 2004? - Graham ...

Aug 1, 2005 - Graduates of U.S. allopathic schools have filled less than one half of the family medicine positions offered in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match since 2001. Overall fill rates in July have been relatively stable at approximately 94 percent. Family medicine has become ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p392.html

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