Strengthening Primary Care to Improve Health Outcomes in the US—Creating Oversight to Address Invisibility

Lauren S. Hughes, MD, MPH, MS; Deborah J. Cohen, PhD; Robert L. Phillips Jr, MD, MSPH

In the US federal government, no single agency oversees primary care, collects consistent data about its clinicians and performance, or considers how it is integral to achieving the nation’s health goals. This gap creates a fundamental lack of understanding of what primary care is and what its capacities and capabilities are. The absence of a comprehensive perspective on primary care creates invisibility and confusion in federal policy.

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