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Taking primary care to the next level?

How can we take primary care to the next level? Do we need to? It is well established that there is shortage of primary care providers in the country. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): “In 2010,

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Why healthcare workforce issues should matter to everyone

What healthcare workforce issue? Imagine this, you are new to healthcare insurance. For the first time in your life you are going to be able to go see a provider without worrying about if you can afford the outcome of

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Healthcare workforce (and access)

There are over 11 million individuals employed in healthcare, and 5 million of these healthcare professionals are providing direct care. This massive workforce continues to grow, but yet we still have issues with access to healthcare providers in our communities.

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Rural health, primary care and the importance of workforce

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ; 2011), in 2010, there were approximately 209,000 practicing primary care physicians in the United States. AHRQ reported that of the 624,434 physicians delivering direct patient care only less than one-third

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