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The existence of a primary care physician shortage, even prior to the ACA, is not universally accepted. A new report by the Institute on Medicine found “no credible evidence” that the nation faces a looming physician shortage in primary care specialties. There is greater consensus about a maldistribution of physicians, in terms of specialty, geography, and practice settings. This new LDI/ Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) research brief reviews the evidence and how the ACA might affect current and future patterns of delivering primary care.
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healthcare workforce, primary care, nursing, physicians, health insurance, medicare, global health systems, payment & delivery, delivery information
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Date Posted: 09 December 2016