The change in hospital staffing trends in United States

The importance of primary care in the health care sector in the United States has gained prominence due to the rise in the aging population, physician workforce shortage and health care reforms.  The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obama Care encourages the value based payment by providing insurance coverage to more than thirty million newly insured patients. The payment is shifting from fee-for-service to one that is putting the hospitals at risk for patient care both inside and outside the hospital premises. In addition to more primary care providers, hospitals as of now are aggressively hiring emergency physicians, care coordinators, clinical pharmacists, health IT and data experts and other patient care advocates.

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