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Team Models Could Provide Care for Increased Patient Loads | Science Codex

While patient studies show that cancer survivors don’t even want to use a primary care physician for anything more elaborate than shining a light in their ear, service surveys show that doctors are already trying to see too many patients – a problem that will only get worse when the Afforadable Care Act mandates go into force.

Primary care is facing the dilemma of excessive patient pool sizes, authors claim — the average primary care physician’s panel size of 2,300 is too large for delivering good care under the traditional practice model — and we are about to witness an environment of primary care workforce shortage, which means patient panel size will only increase.

Solution: let someone besides doctors handle a lot of stuff that some patients don’t even want their general practitioner handling.

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