News of the continuing decline of primary care is everywhere and when primary care declines, our health system loses. A greater supply of primary care physicians is correlated with better population health and more favorable patient outcomes, including lower mortality rates, and more effective delivery of preventive care.1 Many patients value continuous, coordinated, comprehensive primary care; many physicians wish it were easier and economically more attractive to deliver this care.
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