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Resources by Topic: Primary care

Wisconsin Number of Providers Needed to Remove Shortage Designation: Primary Care
Shows the number of providers needed to remove the Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation for each county in the state of Wisconsin.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Supporting Family Physician Maternity Care Providers
Summarizes strategies, provides suggestions, and examines the role family physicians play in providing maternity care to the underserved. Also presents ideas for training and retaining family physician maternity care providers in rural areas.
Author(s): Jessica Taylor Goldstein, Scott G. Hartman, Matthew R. Meunier, et al.
Citation: Family Medicine, 50(9), 662-671
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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Wisconsin Health Professional Shortage Areas: Primary Health Care
Shows population-based and facility-based primary health care federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Wisconsin.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Nurse Practitioners: A Solution to America's Primary Care Crisis
Examines trends in supply and demand of nurse practitioners (NPs), including projected supply of physicians and NPs in rural areas. Includes a table listing state-level scope-of-practice regulatory restrictions on NPs as of 2018.
Author(s): Peter Buerhaus
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Enterprise Institute
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Addressing the Nation’s Primary Care Shortage: Advanced Practice Clinicians and Innovative Care Delivery Models
Highlights gaps in primary care access and ways to address primary care shortages through advanced practice clinicians and care delivery models. Provides some data on nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, and nurse practitioner scope of practice laws.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UnitedHealth Group
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Kansas Primary Medical Care Health Professional Shortage Areas, 2018
County-level map displaying Kansas's designated primary care health professional shortage areas (HPSAs).
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Advanced Primary Care: A Key Contributor to Successful ACOs
Reviews the literature on accountable care organizations (ACOs) regarding characteristics of successful ACOs and outcomes for cost, quality, and utilization, including literature on rural ACOs. Analyzes Medicare and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) data on ACO cost and quality outcomes to assess the role of advanced primary care models such as patient-centered medical homes on ACO success.
Author(s): Yalda Jabbarpour, Megan Coffman, Andy Habib, et al.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, Robert Graham Center
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Primary Care Physicians: Missouri Workforce Update
Provides an overview of the primary care physician workforce in Missouri. Includes rural and urban statistics on population characteristics, total number of primary care physicians, and the age of primary care physicians in Missouri. Discusses legislative efforts to increase access to healthcare and other programs to recruit and retain primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas of Missouri.
Author(s): Mary Becker
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Hospital Association
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Oregon Areas of Unmet Health Care Need Report 2018
Reports on nine variables used to describe the areas of unmet healthcare need and measure access to primary physical, mental and oral healthcare in Oregon. Areas of unmet need are scored based on variables in three categories: availability of providers, ability to afford care, and utilization. Provides statistics and county-level information by service areas and maps to describe areas of unmet need.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Indian Health Service: Agency Faces Ongoing Challenges Filling Provider Vacancies
Presents a study on the Indian Health Service's (IHS) progress in filling vacancies. Discusses the strategies used to attract providers and highlights their strengths and shortcomings. Compares vacancy rates by IHS area.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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