New Entrants Deliver Less than 1% of Low-Acuity Care

Over the past decade, new entrants have begun to offer direct-to-consumer options for low-acuity care. It is unlikely that new entrants can scale to replace traditional primary care, given that the U.S. would need an additional 218,000 primary care providers – inclusive of MD/DO physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants specializing in primary care – to meet the needs of every American under the new entrant model based on the patient panel of new entrants (an average of 584 patients per provider) versus traditional providers (944 patients per provider). While new entrants have increased sites of care by introducing alternate settings, national primary care utilization remains low, declining by 6.3% between 2021 and 2022.

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Source: https://www.trillianthealth.com/insights/the-compass/new-entrants-deliver-less-than-1-percent-of-low-acuity-care

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