Relationships Matter: How Usual is the Usual Source of (Primary) Care?
Explores trends in usual source of care (USC), with statistics on patient characteristics associated with USC and percent of the U.S. population with a USC, with breakdowns by payer type, race/ethnicity, and types of USC. Discusses shortages of primary care physicians in rural areas, and strategies for attracting, retaining, and diversifying primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas.
Yalda Jabbarpour, Ann Greiner, Anuradha Jetty, et al.
Primary Care Collaborative, Robert Graham Center
Access · Health workforce supply and demand · Physicians · Primary care · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Statistics and data