Friday, September 3, 2010

Primary Care Under Pressure

Julie Rovner has penned a three part special series on the expected short fall of health care professionals as the baby boomers age.

In the series overview Rovner stated that, "By 2030, 70 million Americans — 1 of every 5 — will be over age 65. And seniors need and use more medical care. The new health law will also add to the demand for one-on-one care. By 2019, an estimated 32 million more Americans will have health insurance than have it now. And for many patients, the shortage is already a reality."

Read the overview in its entirety here. The remaining parts are listed below:

Part 1. - Bucking the Trend: Primary Care Doc Practices Solo

Part 2. - Future of Primary Care? Some Say "Medical Home"

Part 3. - Mid-level Providers Fill Primary Care Doctor's Shoes

How do you think this will affect the future of health care? What affects will this have on health care education? Do you think your practice will have to change?

Share your thoughts!

1 comment:

  1. This problem has been going on for a long time - the decreasing numbers of primary care physicians.