Office visits to primary care physicians declined 18 percent

  • Office visits to nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) increased 129 percent.
  • Office visits to primary care physicians (PCPs) declined 18 percent from 2012 to 2016 for adults under 65 years old with employer-sponsored health insurance.
  • From 2012 to 2016, office visits to NPs and PAs increased each year.

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In an effort to change healthcare we forgot about doctors

  • 80% of physicians are at full capacity or are overextended.
  • 62% are pessimistic about the future of medicine.
  • 78% sometimes, often or always experience feelings of burnout.
  • 23% of physician time is spent on non-clinical paperwork.
  • 31% of physicians’ patients do not consistently adhere to their treatment plans
  • 88% of physicians indicate that some, many or all of their patients have a social situation (poverty, unemployment, etc.) that poses a serious impediment to their health. Only 1% of physicians indicate that none of their patients have a social situation that poses a serious impediment to their health.

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