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Primary-care visits dropped 18% from 2012 to 2016

Primary-care visits dropped 18% from 2012 to 2016

By Alex Kacik  |  November 15, 2018

There has been a relatively steady decline in primary-care visits since 2009, although nurse practitioners and physician assistants are making up some ground, according to new research from the Health Care Cost Institute.

NYU to establish Long Island medical school at Winthrop

NYU to establish Long Island medical school at Winthrop

By Jonathan LaMantia  |  November 12, 2018

New York University plans to establish a medical school on the campus of NYU Winthrop in Mineola on Long Island, which will be focused on educating primary-care physicians.

Health systems move slowly toward 'high-touch' primary care

Health systems move slowly toward 'high-touch' primary care

By Harris Meyer  |  October 20, 2018

A number of hospital systems have moved to establish intensive, team-based primary-care clinics along the lines of those operated by innovative independent operators like ChenMed and Iora Health.

Emergency room visits hit all-time high during ACA implementation

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 13, 2017

A record high of 141.4 million people visited an ER in 2014, the same year the Affordable Care Act's insurance expansion went into effect. The results contradict policy experts' assertions that unnecessary ER use would decline as more people gained access to health insurance under the ACA.

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