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There has been a decrease in primary care office visits during the COVID-19 pandemic

Primary Care Visits Dropped in Early Months of the Pandemic

Use of telemedicine increased, but fewer BP and cholesterol assessments being performed
Female primary care physicians generate less visit revenue but spend more time in patient care visits than their male counterparts

Female Doctors Generate Less Revenue Per Office Visit Than Males

However, female physicians spend more observed time in visits per year than their male counterparts
Physicians say prior authorization continues to interfere with patient care and can lead to adverse clinical consequences

Health Plans Not Implementing Prior Authorization Reforms

Findings based on American Medical Association survey of practicing physicians' experiences
More than 40 percent of nurses on the front lines during the pandemic may be experiencing burnout

Burnout High Among Nonphysician Frontline Health Care Workers

Findings based on survey of COVID-19 frontline workers surveyed at a tertiary care center in Japan
Primary care practices are estimated to lose more than $67

Large Losses Anticipated for Primary Care Practices in 2020

Loss of gross revenue over 2020 due to COVID-19 estimated at $67,774 per full-time physician
From 2008 to 2016

Drop in Visits to Primary Care Providers Seen for Insured Adults

Visits to PCPs decreased, while proportion of adults with no PCP visits in given year increased
Seven out of 10 Americans rate their health-related behaviors and attitudes as good or excellent

Survey: Most Americans Think of Themselves as Healthy

Those with higher income rate their health higher than those with lower income
The American College of Physicians says the U.S. health care system "is ill and needs a bold new prescription" that includes coverage for all Americans and lower costs.

ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix ‘Ill’ U.S. Health Care System

American College of Physicians has endorsed two proposals being discussed by Democratic presidential candidates
There is insufficient evidence for making recommendations about the optimal primary care panel size for achieving the most beneficial health outcomes

Evidence Lacking for Identifying Optimal Primary Care Panel Size

Evidence insufficient for impact of increasing panel size on health care outcomes, provider burnout
From 2009 to 2016

Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices

More than double the number of physicians entered than exited large group, hospital-owned practices