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Primary care acts as the first level of healthcare an individual receives. This typically involves interactions of individuals with nurses and general practitioners who aid in diagnosing and treating basic conditions.

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Authors: Lisa de Saxe Zerden | Brianna Lombardi | Erica Richman | Anjalee Sharma

Topics: Behavioral Health, Primary Care

March 3, 2020
This research brief assesses which professionals comprise the workforce that provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in primary care, how office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) teams communicate about patient care, and the behavioral components of MAT provided in primary care settings.
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Authors: Angela Beck | Cory Page | Jessica Buche | Victoria Schoebel | Caitlyn Wayment

Topics: Behavioral Health, Primary Care

December 19, 2019
This report helps to understand the level of preparedness of primary care providers to handle the behavioral health needs of their patients.
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Authors: Eric Larson | Bianca Frogner

Topics: Education and Training, Primary Care

November 19, 2019
This article identifies the characteristics of matriculating physician assistant (PA) students planning to enter primary care specialties and compares them with students planning on entering other specialties.
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Authors: Timothy Bates | Aubri Kottek | Joanne Spetz

Topics: Integration and Collaboration, Primary Care

July 8, 2019
This report focuses on information solicited from field experts in geriatrics as to how geriatrician roles are evolving as healthcare systems and organizations reorganize care in response to a changing environment.
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Authors: Thomas Ricketts | Erin Fraher | Ryan Kandrack

Topics: Education and Training, Primary Care

February 1, 2019
This policy brief explores outcome metrics that can be used to evaluate pediatric graduate medical education (GME) investments in producing the workforce that meets state and national health care needs.
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