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Cincinnati Lacks Primary Care Physicians, Study Finds

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The Cincinnati area is short 200 primary care physicians currently, and that shortage is expected to grow, according to a recent study by The Health Collaborative and covered by WCPO.

By 2017, the Cincinnati area will be short about 250 primary care physicians, according to the report, as roughly 164,000 uninsured patients in the Cincinnati area will receive health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

According to WCPO, the report recommends expanding community health centers, using the patient-centered medical home model, improving efficiency through electronic health records and using creativity to recruit primary care physicians to the area.

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