Expect more primary care work under an Obama health plan

At least my job is secure.

Stanford’s Spyros Andreopoulos writes an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle chronicling the primary care shortage. Nothing new for regular readers here, just this tidbit mentioning that “Obama’s health plan will increase the workload of existing primary care physicians by 29 percent between now and the next 15 years.”

For doctors already seeing 30 patients a day, that means an additional 9 office visits daily. Not the type of statistic that will lure medical students to generalist practice.

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