Nearly 30% of patients do not see a physician for primary care: StudyPosted On: Mar. 16, 2023 10:01 AM CST
Nearly 30% of all patients who received medical services between 2016 and 2022 did not see a primary care physician, according to a FAIR Health analysis, Axios reports. Primary care providers are supposed to manage patients' day-to-day health needs and provide preventative care, and evidence shows it can drive down costs and improve outcomes. But many people are clearly getting their care elsewhere – if they're getting it at all.