The Larry A. Green Center / Primary Care Collaborative Clinician Survey continues, with most recent data highlighting August 21-24 results. These results show the primary care platform is shrinking nationally. The low-level and time-limited support offered through previous federal relief efforts are ill-matched with the magnitude of COVID-19 challenges. In just the past month, 2% of practices have closed, another 2% are considering bankruptcy, and 10% are unable to be certain of their solvency 4 weeks out. Faced with rising population health burden, insufficient support from leaders and policy makers, and the relentless financial challenges and mental exhaustion, 1 in 5 clinicians are now considering leaving primary care and 13% could not answer that question either way.
CTC-RI is committed to working to support, advance, and advocate for the primary care industry in Rhode Island.