The Four Pillars for Primary Care Physician Workforce Reform

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“The Four Pillars for Primary Care Physician Workforce Reform: A Blueprint for Future Activity” is a plan to bring together all the elements needed to increase the number of medical students choosing …

“The Four Pillars for Primary Care Physician Workforce Reform: A Blueprint for Future Activity” is a plan to bring together all the elements needed to increase the number of medical students choosing primary care and to sustain their practices as patient-centered medical homes.

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  • 1. The Four Pillars for Primary Care Physician Workforce Reform A Comprehensive Blueprint For The Future
  • 2. Primary Care is the Foundation of Effective Health Care Primary care is the provision of integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (IOM definition) Developed by the #FamilyMedicine Organizations (9/3/13)
  • 3. The 1st P = Pipeline Efforts need to be focused on: • identifying, • recruiting, and • retaining students and residents into primary care throughout the continuum of training. Developed by the #FamilyMedicine Organizations (9/3/13)
  • 4. The 2nd P = Process All levels of medical, residency and fellowship education should model excellence in training physicians who practice evidencebased, compassionate and comprehensive primary care. Developed by the #FamilyMedicine Organizations (9/3/13)
  • 5. The 3rd P = Practice Transformation The Patient‐Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care provides the framework for primary care practice in the future. Developed by the #FamilyMedicine Organizations (9/3/13)
  • 6. The 4th P = Payment Reform National advocacy must continue to address the need for appropriate reimbursement of primary care practice as well as primary care medical education. Developed by the #FamilyMedicine Organizations (9/3/13)
  • 7. Why Are The 4 Ps Needed? An expanded primary care physician workforce is necessary to meet our country's population health needs and to address the priorities of better access, better health, a better care experience, and reduced costs. These Four Pillars provide consistent language to improve communication and advocacy about the need for increased numbers of well‐trained primary care physicians. Developed by the #FamilyMedicine Organizations (9/3/13)
  • 8. Developed by the #FamilyMedicine Organizations (9/3/13)
  • 9. To read a full copy and discuss the The Four Pillars of Primary Care please visit http://www.aafp.org/media-center/releasesstatements/all/2014/four-pillars-of-primary-care.html