Tuesday, June 21, 2016

According to a recent study, an increase of one Medicare primary care full-time equivalent per 10,000 beneficiaries was associated with the following outcomes:

  • 82.8 fewer deaths per 100,000
  • 160.8 fewer ambulatory care–sensitive condition (ACSC) hospitalizations per 100,000
  • 712.3 fewer emergency department visits per 100,000

Source: "Association between Temporal Changes in Primary Care Workforce and Patient Outcomes, " Health Services Research, abstract only, June 3, 2016, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1475-6773.12513/abstract

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