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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Family Medicine Residents: Increasingly Diverse, ...

Jul 15, 2014 - Increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the U.S. population has not been fully realized in the physician workforce. Family physicians, the most widely distributed of the physician specialties, are on the front line of a physician trend toward greater racial and ethnic diversity over ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/p80.html

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

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: 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: The Changing Landscape of Primary Care HPSAs and ...

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: Migration After Family Medicine Residency: 56% of ...

Nov 15, 2013 - With state planners working to address primary care shortages and federal graduate medical education payment reform looming, regional retention statistics for family medicine residency programs are a subject of high interest. Using the 2009 American Medical Association Physician ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/p704.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: Is NIH Research Funding to Medical Schools ...

Feb 1, 2013 - National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to family medicine departments is very low and has an inverse association with the production of family physicians at these medical schools. Clinical and Translational Science Awards and other efforts to include primary care in NIH research ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0201/p214.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: Refocusing Geriatricians' Role in Training to ...

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: 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

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

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: 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: 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: 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: FPs Lower Hospital Readmission Rates and Costs - ...

May 1, 2011 - Hospital readmission after discharge is often a costly failing of the U.S. health care system to adequately manage patients who are ill. Increasing the numbers of family physicians (FPs) is associated with significant reductions in hospital readmissions and substantial cost savings.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/p1054.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: 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: Loss of Primary Care Residency Positions Amidst ...

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

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