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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
Modestly worse patient experiences are seen following hospital acquisition by another hospital

Patient Experiences Modestly Worse After Hospital Acquisition

No significant differential changes found in 30-day readmission rates or 30-day mortality
Burnout among family physicians should not be attributed solely to practice organization

Practice Organization Not Tied to Family Physician Burnout

Findings controlled for personal characteristics, practice organization, practice environment
The vast majority of group medical practices report that regulatory requirements

Medical Practices Burdened by Regulatory Requirements

Vast majority of survey respondents believe regulatory burden is increasing
Receiving medical care from fraud and abuse perpetrators

Outcomes Poor With Medical Care From Fraud, Abuse Perpetrators

Mortality and emergency hospitalization rates higher in Medicare beneficiaries with FAP exposures
Private equity firms have a stake in an increasing number of dermatology practices throughout the United States

Private Equity Stake Rising Among Dermatology Practices

Annual acquisitions increased from five in 2012 to 59 in 2017; 34 more occurred through May 31, 2018
The pooled prevalence of preventable patient harm is 6 percent across a range of medical settings globally

About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm

Pooled prevalence of preventable patient harm was 6 percent; 12 percent was severe, led to death
In 2018

2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed

Proportion of physicians working in practices wholly owned by physicians dropped to 54 percent in 2018