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How the healthcare industry can recenter primary care physicians.
As the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes the field, the time has come to recenter primary care physicians in healthcare.
In an article for HealthAffairs.org, titled “The Confident Generalist: Putting The Primary Care Physician Back At The Center,” Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA, FACP; and Balu Gadhe, MD; make the argument that primary care physicians have ceded some of their primacy in healthcare to specialists. This has led to a massive outsourcing of care to specialists which in turn may have driven up the cost of care and may even negatively impact patient health outcomes.
The authors say that the way to combat this supplier-induced demand is to create more confident generalists. They presented a number of ways to do this:
Read the whole article here.