Georgia ranks among the bottom 10 states in the number of primary care physicians per 100,000 population. And low payments for these doctors nationally... Commentary: Make primary care a priority

Georgia ranks among the bottom 10 states in the number of primary care physicians per 100,000 population.

And low payments for these doctors nationally led to a smaller percentage of general medicine residents choosing to practice primary care last year, notes Dr. Deep Shah, who’s about to begin a primary care practice here in his home state.

In a new GHN Commentary, Shah says that “investing in a robust primary care infrastructure is the most efficient, reliable strategy to lower costs, improve care, and enhance patient satisfaction.”

He lists several steps that state leaders can take to help address Georgia’s shortage of primary care doctors.

Here’s a link to his Commentary.

 

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