Updated: Sep 30
More than half of clinicians reported worsening health conditions among patients linked to a lack of appropriate health care, according to a survey in late June of 735 clinicians by the Larry A. Green Center and Primary Care Collaborative, advocacy groups focused on that type of practice, and 3rd Conversation, which connects patients and care providers.
Fewer medical appointments have led to reduced demand for some tests and prescription drugs. It has already taken a financial toll on primary care practices, many of which have furloughed or laid off workers.