Primary Care Workforce Facts and Stats

Source: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, AHRQ Pub. No. 12-P001-1-EF, October 2011

To further inform policy discussions around the U.S. primary care workforce, the Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships of AHRQ is producing a set of fact sheets to provide health care policy and decisionmakers with information on:
– The primary care workforce in place currently in the U.S.
– Its capacity to care for the current U.S. population.
– Needed growth in this workforce to accommodate population changes and expanded health care insurance coverage.
See also:
The Number of Practicing Primary Care Physicians in the U.S.
The Number of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Practicing Primary Care in the U.S.

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