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Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Physician Workforce: The Special Case of Health ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/p235.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: Physician Distribution and Access: Priorities for ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0515/p1378.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: 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: Title VII Is Criticial to the Community Health ...

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

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

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: A Perfect Storm: Changes Impacting Medicare ...

Jun 15, 2008 - A convergence of three policies could reduce physician Medicare payments by 14.9 to 22.3 percent in 2008, which could jeopardize access for Medicare beneficiaries in underserved areas. Congress and the Executive Branch should coordinate their roles in setting Medicare payment policy, ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1738.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: Greater Family Medicine Presence at NIH Could ...

May 15, 2010 - Advisory committees perform pivotal tasks at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), informing funding decisions, helping establish research priorities, and contributing to the vision for the nation's biomedical research agenda. Family medicine has not had a substantial role on these ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1213.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: 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: 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: 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 U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce: ...

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

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

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Out-of-Pocket Prescription Costs a Continuing ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Historic Growth Rates Vary Widely Across the ...

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: 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: The Contemporary Ecology of U.S. Medical 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

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

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Title VII Funding is Associated with More Family ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/p554.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: Chiropractors Are Not a Usual Source of Primary ...

Jun 1, 2004 - Chiropractors are the largest source of office-based care in the United States that does not involve a physician, but people do not view chiropractors as primary providers of health care or advice. Unlike the care given by primary care providers, the majority of care provided by ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2544.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: Better Integration of Mental Health Care Improves ...

Nov 1, 2011 - Improving screening and treatment for depression in primary care will require better mental health care integration. Depression is common in primary care, yet screening for the condition remains low. Enhanced, coordinated financial support for the integration of mental health care into ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1101/p980.html

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