Primary care subject of Connecticut study
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted May 11, 2009
The Connecticut State Medical Society has received a grant to analyze the state's primary care system and issues that likely will affect delivery of care.
The society's study is expected to detail the changing demographics of primary care physicians, the state's practice setting and environment, and medical school and resident training.
"Faced with a rapidly aging state population and an aging physician population, this survey will allow us to identify where additional medical care or different care models by physicians are needed to meet the needs of patients," according to a statement by Matthew C. Katz, executive vice president of the medical society.
Results of a study conducted in 2008 indicated that more information was required about primary care. The $39,000 grant is from the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2009/05/11/prbf0511.htm.