BURNOUT: Direct primary care may become the norm ~Scherger, MD

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June 25, 2016 By Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH

Traditional primary care is failing, and physicians are burning out at a high rate for two main reasons: Insurance payments in fee-for-service practice do not reimburse primary care well, forcing physicians to care for large numbers of patients; and the work of primary care has become more complex, with comprehensive prevention and chronic illness management in an aging society, such that brief visits are no longer effective.

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SOURCE: http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/medical-economics/news/direct-primary-care-may-become-norm?page=0,0

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