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Carolyn Clancy, Primary Care Physicians: A Vanishing Species or a Profession Reinvented? – Medscape – Nov 17, 2006.
← General medicine clinicians retire or leave practice
- 35% fewer medical students are choosing General Practice
- 77 million baby boomers are entering their peak years of medical care.
- number of primary care physicians not keeping up, especially in community health centers and rural areas
- Complex, more study is required
- Look at possible solutions, some of the causes are contained in the solutions offered
- redesign practices to make daily work more rewarding & to provide better work-life balance for those who are also parents
- provide more scheduling flexibility→ reduce stress, particularly that at the beginning of practice, reduce burnout
- Explore ways that primary care physicians can rotate through — and recharge in — a broader range of care settings that offer a change of pace and more variety
→ Primary Care Practice-based Research Networks, sponsored by my agency, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, or AHRQ = groups of primary care clinicians and practices working together to answer community-based healthcare questions and translate research findings into practice
- consider focusing on pediatrics, geriatrics, or other areas
- population of people 85 and older doubles during this decade → geriatrics offers significant opportunities to turn extra expertise into greater professional satisfaction
- primary care doctors across America demonstrate their resourcefulness and ingenuity keeping healthcare system up and running
- should be equally imaginative in their thinking as regards the problem of physician shortages