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Percent of Office-Based Primary Care Physicians Not Accepting New Patients

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 8.4% of office-based primary care physicians were not accepting new patients in 2013. New patient acceptance differed by insurance type, however. Over a third of the physicians were not accepting new Medicaid patients. Here’s the CDC infographic:

 

PCPs not accepting new patients - CDC aug15

 

Source: Hing E and others. Quick stats: Percentage of office-based primary care physicians not accepting new patients by source of payment – United States, 2013. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Aug. 14, 2015. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6431a10.htm

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