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Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Osteopathic Schools Are Producing More Graduates, But ...

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

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

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Teaching Health Center GME Funding Instability ...

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

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

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Accounting for Complexity: Aligning Current Payment ...

Dec 1, 2014 - Family physicians provide care for a wider range of conditions than do most specialists, introducing a high level of complexity into their practice. Historic assumptions associating complexity with the intensity, skill, and training required to accommodate a single task fail to capture ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/p790.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: The Continued Importance of Small Practices in the ...

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

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

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Ecology of Health Care: The Need to Address Low ...

Feb 1, 2014 - Disparities in health and access to health care continue to persist among the American Indian/Alaska Native population, despite federal efforts to call attention to and address these disparities.1 Policy makers should direct resources to ensure that this population has sufficient access...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p217.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Primary Care Physicians Are More Likely to Participate...

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

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

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Historic Growth Rates Vary Widely Across the Primary ...

Oct 1, 2013 - Nested within a 40-year trend of specialty-to-population growth outpacing that of primary care is variability in the rate of expansion within the different primary care disciplines. With continued population aging trends, low annual birth rate, and expected health insurance expansion, ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1001/od3.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Relying on NPs and PAs Does Not Avoid the Need for ...

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

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

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

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

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

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Unequal Distribution of the U.S. Primary Care ...

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

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

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

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

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

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Opting Out of Medicaid Expansion May Cost States ...

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

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

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Health Care Transition Counseling for Youth with ...

Dec 1, 2012 - Youth with special health care needs who receive care within a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) are significantly more likely to receive services for transitioning to adult care. Broader implementation of the PCMH may contribute to wider use of health care transition counseling and ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1201/p1024.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Winnable Battles: Family Physicians Play an Essential ...

Jun 1, 2014 - Tobacco use and obesity are linked to most deaths and significant disability in the United States, and family physicians are uniquely positioned to address these issues. This highlights a need for transforming primary care practices and teams to systematize the recognition and ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/p872.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: The Changing Landscape of Primary Care HPSAs and the ...

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

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

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Projected Impact of the Primary Care Residency ...

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

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

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Comprehensive Medical School Rural Programs Produce ...

Dec 15, 2011 - Health insurance expansion expected from the Affordable Care Act is likely to exacerbate the long-standing and critical shortage of rural and primary care physicians over the next decade. Comprehensive medical school rural programs, from which most graduates ultimately enter primary ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1350.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Improving America's Health Requires Community-Level ...

Aug 15, 2012 - Amidst sweeping changes to health care in the 1960s, the broadly influential Folsom Commission report, Health is a Community Affair, never fully achieved its vision of galvanizing the creation of Communities of Solution, which were empowered to improve health at the local level. Passage...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0815/od2.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Will Patients Find Diversity in the Medical Home? - ...

Jul 15, 2008 - Mexican Americans and blacks experience disparities in health outcomes relative to white populations. During the past five to 10 years, fewer blacks and Mexican Americans are going to medical school and entering primary care professions. To assure the availability of a patient-centered ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0715/p183.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Refocusing Geriatricians' Role in Training to Improve ...

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

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

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: EHR Implementation Without Meaningful Use Can Lead to ...

Dec 1, 2011 - Defying expectations, typical electronic health record (EHR) use in practices belonging to a primary care network has been associated with poorer diabetes care quality and outcomes. Current expansion of primary care EHR implementation must focus on use that improves care.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1201/p1220.html

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

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

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Income Disparities Shape Medical Student Specialty ...

Sep 15, 2010 - Currently, a gap of more than $135,000 separates the median annual subspecialist income from that of a primary care physician, yielding a $3.5 million difference in expected income over a lifetime. These income disparities dissuade medical students from selecting primary care and should...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p601.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Loss of Primary Care Residency Positions Amidst Growth...

Jul 15, 2010 - Since the 1997 Balanced Budget Act capped funding for graduate medical education (GME) programs, overall growth in GME has continued (+7.8 percent), but primary care specialties have experienced a substantial decline in their number of programs and residency positions. This decline will...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0715/p121.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Family Physicians' Present and Future Role in Caring ...

Nov 15, 2009 - The population of patients older than 65 years is projected to increase substantially in the coming years, particularly in rural areas. Family physicians are essential providers of geriatric care, especially in rural areas, but need payment reform to improve their capacity to meet the ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/p1072.html

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