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How Primary Care Is Being Disrupted: A Video Primer
Primary Care Disrupted

How Primary Care Is Being Disrupted: A Video Primer

How patients are seeing their doctor is changing, and that could shape access to and quality of care for decades to come.

More than 100 million Americans don鈥檛 have regular access to primary care, a number that has nearly doubled since 2014. Yet demand for primary care is up, spurred partly by record enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans. Under pressure from increased demand, consolidation, and changing patient expectations, the model of care no longer means visiting the same doctor for decades.

KFF 国产精品视频 News senior correspondent Julie Appleby breaks down what is happening 鈥 and what it means for patients.

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Primary Care Disrupted

Known as the 鈥渇ront door鈥 to the health system, primary care is changing. Under pressure from increased demand, consolidation, and changing patient expectations, the model of care no longer means visiting the same doctor for decades. KFF 国产精品视频 News looks at what this means for patients.

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Credits

Hannah Norman
Video producer and animator
Oona Tempest
Illustrator and creative director