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J Am Board Fam Med. 2015 Mar-Apr;28(2):173-4. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2015.02.140276.

Only one third of family physicians can estimate their patient panel size.

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1
From the American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY (LEP, AC, RLP); The Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC (AB); and the Department of Family Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (EB). lpeterson@theabfm.org.
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From the American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY (LEP, AC, RLP); The Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC (AB); and the Department of Family Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (EB).

Abstract

In addition to payments for services rendered to individual patients, primary care physicians will increasingly be paid for their ability to achieve goals across the body of patients most closely associated with them: their "panel." In a 2013 survey, however, only one third of family physicians could estimate their panel size, raising concern about their ability to perform more advanced primary care functions.

KEYWORDS:

Health Policy; Practice Management

PMID:
25748756
DOI:
10.3122/jabfm.2015.02.140276
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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