Wisconsin and the nation face a significant and growing primary care physician shortage. This shortage threatens access to care and quality of care for the citizens of Wisconsin. This shortage is due to underproduction, financial pressure, and outmoded payment and care delivery models. The WAFP has recommendations to remedy this problem.
Challenges for Primary Care Workforce Developement
Wisconsin is facing a significant shortage of primary care physicians due to financial pressures.
The Value of Family Medicine
An increase in primary care physicians not only provides value to patients but also to the nation's healthcare system by reducing costs and improving quality care.
Primary Care Physician Workforce Development (Legislative Agenda)
Wisconsin’s goal is to aid lawmakers in helping the state meet future healthcare demands. Wisconsin must produce more primary care physicians and keep them practicing here.