CommonHealth: What’s Behind The Wait For Primary Care Physicians?
Other than your life partner, your primary care doctor may be the most important relationship you’ll ever have. But unlike when you’re searching for a significant other, there’s no match.com for health care. Information is tough to find and, when you finally do pick one, you can’t just meet for a quick coffee to see if your interests align. In fact, you’ll probably have to wait months for that very first appointment. Well, just how long Massachusetts residents are waiting for primary care — and what it means for our health over all — is outlined in a report released today on patient access to care from the Mass Medical Society’s.
Carrie Goldberg, co-houst of WBUR’s CommonHealth site
Amy Whitcomb-Slemmer, executive director of Health Care for All
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