Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of persons with a usual primary care provider
Baseline: 76.0 percent of persons had a usual primary care provider in 2017
Target: 84.0 percent
Data Source: Medical Expenditure Panel (MEPS), AHRQ
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.
Workgroup: Access to Health Services Workgroup