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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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Authors: Erica Richman | Brianna Lombardi | Lisa de Saxe Zerden | Randy Randolph

Topics: Behavioral Health, Education and Training, Primary Care, Scope of Practice (SOP)

November 5, 2018
This report expands on earlier work by analyzing data after implementation of the Affordable Care Act and after the expansion of the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program, 2014 and 2017 federal initiatives to expand the behavioral health workforce in integrated settings.
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Authors: Erica Richman | Brianna Lombardi | Lisa de Saxe Zerden | Randy Randolph

Topics: Behavioral Health, Integration and Collaboration, Primary Care

November 1, 2018
This report examines the rate of co-location between primary care physicians (PCPs) and social workers/psychologists to (1) identify the percent of PCPs co-located with social workers/psychologists in the US; (2) assess if co-location rates vary by state, region, rurality, or practice size; and (3) determine if co-location rates vary by PCP specialty.
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Authors: Ryan Kandrack | Erin Fraher | Thomas Ricketts

Topics: Education and Training, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Primary Care

September 3, 2018
This cross-sectional study analyzes 2016 practice outcomes of physicians who graduated from medical schools between 2004 and 2010. Physicians whose medical school received Title VII funding during their education are compared to physicians who attended medical schools that did not receive Title VII funding.
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Authors: Janet Freburger | Samannaaz Khoja | Timothy Carey

Topics: Allied Health, Integration and Collaboration, Primary Care

August 1, 2017
This policy brief outlines primary care physician (PCP) referrals to physical therapy (PT), compares PCP referrals to other physicians, and identifies factors associated with referrals to PT.
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Presenters: Ann Lefebvre | Mary McCaskill | Kristin Reiter | Jason Mose | Erin Fraher | Warren Newton

Topics: Primary Care

January 2, 2017
This research brief assesses the role practice facilitators have played in helping rural practices adopt health information technology (HIT) systems such as electronic medical records (EMR).
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