The Primary Care Dilemma

  • James S. Powers


There is a great demand for primary care and outpatient services but a declining number of US medical trainees enter primary care each year. There is a mismatch between the need for care and service availability and society has hitherto exhibited a lackluster investment in the primary care infrastructure. Revitalizing primary care is crucial to value-based healthcare transformation.


Primary care Outpatient services Revitalizing primary care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James S. Powers
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  1. 1.Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical CenterNashvilleUSA

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