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Family Physicians Play Key Role in Bridging the Gap in Access to Opioid Use Disorder ...

Jul 1, 2020 - Buprenorphine prescribing in primary care is a key bottleneck in the access to medications for opioid use disorder (OUD). In a Medicare claims study including family medicine, internal medicine, general practice, and psychiatry, the largest share of buprenorphine prescribers were family...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p10.html

A Shrinking Primary Care Workforce in Puerto Rico - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers - ...

Jan 1, 2020 - In 2018, two-thirds of primary care physicians in Puerto Rico were older than 55 years, compared with 43% nationwide. Meanwhile, only four out of every 10 graduates of family medicine residencies from 2011 to 2017 remained on the island in 2018, placing Puerto Rico’s new family ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p13.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

Ensuring Primary Care Access in States with an Aging Family Physician Workforce - ...

Jun 15, 2019 - In many states, at least 40% of family physicians are older than 55. Therefore, policymakers should support broad training models that produce enough primary care physicians to meet state population needs.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p743.html

Increased Quantity but Not Proportion: U.S. Medical Schools and Family Medicine Entry ...

Feb 1, 2019 - Expansion in the number of American medical schools since 2005 led to an absolute increase in graduates matching into family medicine (FM) residency programs from 2008 to 2018. Proportionally, however, FM training has become increasingly reliant on osteopathic physicians and U.S. ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/p153.html

High Demand, Low Supply: Health Centers and the Recruitment of Family Physicians - ...

Aug 1, 2018 - Expansion of the Health Centers Program has been associated with persistent workforce challenges for this critical component of the primary care safety net. In a national survey, 69% of health centers had a family physician (FP) vacancy. Those with FP vacancies reported spending an ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0801/p146.html

Family Physicians Practicing High-Volume Obstetric Care Have Recently Dropped by ...

Jun 15, 2017 - Previous research has shown a decline in the percentage of family physicians practicing low- or medium-volume obstetrics. Using 13 years of data through 2016, we found continued declines in low- and medium-volume obstetrics, in addition to a new 50% decrease in family physicians ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/p762.html

High-Deductible Plans May Reduce Ambulatory Care Use - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers ...

Nov 1, 2016 - Although rates of uninsured Americans are declining because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there is growing concern about out-of-pocket expenditures associated with private high-deductible insurance plans.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/p727.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

Family Medicine: An Underutilized Resource in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic? - Graham ...

Sep 1, 2016 - Opioid overdose rates have tripled since 2000, and although overprescribing of opioids by physicians is widely accepted as a causal factor, the physician's role in providing medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder is less appreciated. Despite a clear willingness to ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/p350.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

Fewer Americans Report a Personal Physician as Their Usual Source of Health Care - ...

Dec 15, 2015 - One in five Americans reports no usual source of health care, and the number of Americans reporting that they have a personal relationship with a usual source of care has declined steadily over the past 15 years. Given the positive association between having a usual source of care and ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/p1053.html

Graduates of Teaching Health Centers Are More Likely to Enter Practice in the Primary ...

Nov 15, 2015 - The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program funds new primary care residencies at community health centers caring for the nation's underserved population. In a national census of third-year family medicine residents, those who trained in teaching health ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/p868.html

Family Physicians Contribute Significantly to Emergency Care of Medicare Patients in ...

Sep 15, 2015 - Rural populations rely on physicians trained in primary care to provide emergency services. Less is known about primary care’s contribution to emergency services in urban and suburban settings. Two-thirds of family medicine and three-fourths of general internal medicine Medicare claims ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0915/p445.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

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

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

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

Family Medicine Residents: Increasingly Diverse, but Lagging Behind Underrepresented ...

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

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

Winnable Battles: Family Physicians Play an Essential Role In Addressing Tobacco Use ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/p872.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

Migration After Family Medicine Residency: 56% of Graduates Practice Within 100 Miles ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/p704.html

Historic Growth Rates Vary Widely Across the Primary Care Physician Disciplines - ...

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

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

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