Primary Care Trying To Make A Comeback
(Undated) -- A new study shows that 50-million Americans are not accessing primary care causing more visits to the emergency room. Researchers from the UnitedHealth Center for reform and modernization have found that an estimated 70-percent of ER visits are for non-emergency related cases that would be better handled in a primary care setting. The Health Group also found that many of the Americans lacking adequate access to primary care live in rural areas. Primary care providers say they will save patients more money in the long run cutting down on chronic illnesses and heart disease.