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The authors are members of the Primary Care Centers Roundtable, which consists of directors of primary care research and policy centers at U.S. academic health centers and national family medicine organizations. Additional members of the Primary Care Centers Roundtable endorsing this Perspective article are Andrew Bazemore, M.D., M.P.H., Frank V. DeGruy, M.D., Jennifer E. DeVoe, M.D., D.Phil., Rebecca S. Etz, Ph.D., Sarah R. Reves, M.S.N., M.B.A., Anne H. Gaglioti, M.D., Lauren S. Hughes, M.D., M.P.H., Yalda Jabbarpour, M.D., Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., Dominic Mack, M.D., M.B.A., Rachel Willard-Grace, M.P.H., Shale Wong, M.D., M.S.P.H. Along with Dr. Phillips, Drs. DeVoe and Etz served on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Implementing High-Quality Primary Care.
Primary care is undersupported in the United States. Moving forward, an investment plan could include oversight, tools, and resources for rebuilding primary care, with clear accountability vested in a single council and an overarching goal of achieving health equity.
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This article was published on August 25, 2021, at NEJM.org.
From the Center for Excellence in Primary Care, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (K.G., T.B.); the Center for Primary Care Research and Innovation, Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland (D.C.); the Center for Professionalism and Value in Health Care, American Board of Family Medicine Foundation (R.L.P.), and the Robert Graham Center (J.M.W.) — both in Washington, D.C.; and the Center for Community Health Integration, Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Oncology, and Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (K.C.S.).

The authors are members of the Primary Care Centers Roundtable, which consists of directors of primary care research and policy centers at U.S. academic health centers and national family medicine organizations. Additional members of the Primary Care Centers Roundtable endorsing this Perspective article are Andrew Bazemore, M.D., M.P.H., Frank V. DeGruy, M.D., Jennifer E. DeVoe, M.D., D.Phil., Rebecca S. Etz, Ph.D., Sarah R. Reves, M.S.N., M.B.A., Anne H. Gaglioti, M.D., Lauren S. Hughes, M.D., M.P.H., Yalda Jabbarpour, M.D., Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., Dominic Mack, M.D., M.B.A., Rachel Willard-Grace, M.P.H., Shale Wong, M.D., M.S.P.H. Along with Dr. Phillips, Drs. DeVoe and Etz served on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Implementing High-Quality Primary Care.

The authors are members of the Primary Care Centers Roundtable, which consists of directors of primary care research and policy centers at U.S. academic health centers and national family medicine organizations. Additional members of the Primary Care Centers Roundtable endorsing this Perspective article are Andrew Bazemore, M.D., M.P.H., Frank V. DeGruy, M.D., Jennifer E. DeVoe, M.D., D.Phil., Rebecca S. Etz, Ph.D., Sarah R. Reves, M.S.N., M.B.A., Anne H. Gaglioti, M.D., Lauren S. Hughes, M.D., M.P.H., Yalda Jabbarpour, M.D., Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., Dominic Mack, M.D., M.B.A., Rachel Willard-Grace, M.P.H., Shale Wong, M.D., M.S.P.H. Along with Dr. Phillips, Drs. DeVoe and Etz served on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Implementing High-Quality Primary Care.
September 23, 2021
N Engl J Med 2021; 385:1156-1158
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2109700

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