Primary Care Collaborative: A Resilient Primary Care Supported Patients During Summer Surge of COVID
Recently released data from a survey of primary care clinicians in mid-August by the Larry A. Green Center, in collaboration with the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC), shows that primary care remains resilient against increased demands, although the workforce is confronting myriad challenges. Responding clinicians reported that the needs of patients exceeded pre-pandemic levels, and for nearly two-thirds of clinicians (64%), telemedicine was a key way to maintain patients’ access to care. However, if pre-pandemic payment regulations are restored, 41% of clinicians worry their practice will no longer be able to support telemedicine.