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Comment & Response
February 11, 2020

Increasing Spending on Primary Care to Reduce Health Care Costs—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2020;323(6):571-572. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.20637

In Reply Regarding our Viewpoint,1 Dr Young argues that the main reason increased investments in primary care have often failed to reduce total health care spending is that such investments have focused on expanding care teams. Young asserts that increasing the supply of family medicine physicians is the key for better health outcomes at lower costs and recommends that future efforts should abandon teams in favor of investing in family medicine physicians.