An excerpt from the executive summary:
Kentucky and the nation face severe shortages of primary care (PC) physicians. PC physicians are essential to cost-effective healthcare. Kentucky ranks 40th among the United States in its PC physician workforce per 100,000 people, with 2,696 practicing PC physicians statewide.
The purposes of this white paper are to:
- Present up-to-date data and information about the primary care workforce in Kentucky
- Describe current trainee pipelines that supply new primary care physicians to Kentucky
- Recommend strategies and tactics for improving the primary care physician workforce
Pearce, Kevin A.; Hustedde, Carol; Asher, Linda M.; Thompson, Sydney P.; Feltner, Frances J.; and McKinney, Katherine, "Kentucky’s Primary Care Workforce Shortages 2016 - 2025 and Recommendations for Increasing the Production of Primary Care Physicians for Kentucky" (2016). Center of Excellence in Rural Health Workforce Reports. 6.