Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Primary Care Doctors industry is an integral component of United States healthcare. However, the recession forced many consumers to cut back on doctor visits and restricted health insurance access to an increasing number of unemployed individuals. However, the main factor contributing to fewer visits was a decrease in the number of people with private health insurance, especially in 2009. Nevertheless, the industry is projected to benefit from the healthcare reform laws of 2010 and revenue will increase in the five years to 2019. As more individuals gain health insurance due to the reform, demand for primary care services will increase, growing industry revenue in turn... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
General and primary care includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of healthcare settings (e.g. office, inpatient, critical care, long-term care, home care and day care). Industry services are performed and managed by a personal physician often collaborating with other health professionals and using consultations or referrals as appropriate.
Subspecialties within general primary care include family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics. Typically, primary care physicians and family practices exclude primary care specialties, such as sports medicine and geriatrics... purchase to read more