Increase the proportion of people with a usual primary care provider — AHS‑07

Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
76.0 percent (2017)

84.0 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

76.0 percent of persons had a usual primary care provider in 2017

Increase the proportion of persons with a usual primary care provider

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Having a primary care provider (PCP) is important for maintaining health and preventing and managing serious diseases. PCPs can develop long-term relationships with patients and coordinate care across health care providers. Strategies like team-based care and innovative payment methods are promising approaches for improving access to primary care.