Acute surgical needs, he said, were giving way to needs for rehabilitation and primary care.
This goes a long way to explain why having access to primary care does not improve outcomes.
Therefore, the insurer is paying your primary care doctor $72 a year per patient—out of the $7,200 a year paid to the insurer.
And nurses can make almost as much as a primary care physician—yet we never hear a call to reduce their salaries.
Damania realized that traditional models of health insurance simply have no place in primary care.
So then why end up here versus the primary care equivalent of a Midas for a simple checkup?
Poppy Morgan went to her primary care doctor in 2010 because she desperately wanted to take a risk.
We have enough resources to deliver that valued good—at least for primary care.
primary care n.
The medical care a patient receives upon first contact with the health care system, before referral elsewhere within the system.