having trouble finding a doctor? this might explain why…
I know that we both know a PCP who has pointed this out before…..
Reblogged this on Students for Quality Health Care and commented:
it’s old news that there is a shortage of PCPs in the United States. Here’s a great infographic of some of the contributing factors…
Primary care is pivotal to a good health care system. Two facts that concern me: 1)the most common reason people see a primary care doctors is a skin problem (e.g. acne and diaper rash) the second most common reason is muscle and joint aches and pains – both problems that don’t require 8 years of medical training to diagnose and treat and 2) the slow adoption of nurse practitioners and PA’s by health systems and group practices to fill the obvious manpower gap.
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