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    Is There Really a Physician Shortage?

    Large coverage expansions under the ACA have reignited concerns about physician shortages. These estimates result from models that forecast future supply and demand for physicians based on past trends and current practice. While useful exercises, they do not necessarily imply that intervening to boost physician supply would be worth the investment.

    Dec 6, 2013

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    Quality of Patient Care Drives Physician Satisfaction; Doctors Have Concerns About Electronic Health Records

    Being able to provide high-quality health care is a primary driver of job satisfaction among physicians, and obstacles to quality patient care are a source of stress for them. For example, the systems for electronic health records in use today are cumbersome to operate and contribute to their dissatisfaction.

    Oct 8, 2013

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    Journal Article

    Going Online for Health Care: Which Patients Use eVisits?

    Many physician-patient encounters do not require face-to-face contact, and “eVisits” have gained acceptance among many health systems and health plans. But what do we know about the types of patients who opt for online visits over conventional office appointments?

    Jul 1, 2013

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    Power to the People: The Role of Consumer-Controlled Personal Health Management Systems in the Evolution of Employer-Based Health Care Benefits

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has piqued employers' interest in new benefit designs. This paper reviews consumer-controlled personal health management systems that could help individuals control and manage their health care.

    Sep 13, 2011

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    Eric R. Pedersen

    Adjunct Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in clinical psychology, University of Washington

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    Lori Uscher-Pines

    Senior Policy Researcher; Research Quality Assurance Manager
    Education Ph.D. in health policy and management, Johns Hopkins University; M.Sc. in international relations/security studies, London School of Economics; B.A. in international relations, University of Pennsylvania