Primary Care Saves Lives
Here’s why it’s failing Americans
When it comes to saving American lives, don’t look to cardiologists, oncologists or even the made-for-TV heroes in the ER. It’s primary-care providers who offer the best hope of reversing the devastating decline in U.S. life expectancy.
That's the conclusion reached by experts who study America’s fractured healthcare system.
A 2019 study based on U.S. population data and published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that every 10 additional primary-care physicians per 100,000 people was associated with a 51.5-day increase in life expectancy.
Please select this link to read the complete article from The Washington Post.