Healthcare mega-mergers push primary care clinics ‘closer to extinction’: 5 takeaways

(By Morgan Haefner for Becker’s Hospital Review)

Primary care physicians saw office visits fall 18 percent from 2012 to 2016, according Health Care Cost Institute data, despite an incline in specialist visits. The New York Times reports new threats from retailer and insurer mega-mergers are pushing primary care clinics “closer to extinction.”

Here are five takeaways from the report. Continue reading article here…

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