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Patients in MDVIP practices studied have had a substantial drop in hospitalizations including a 79% decline for Medicare enrollees as compared to similar patients in regular primary care practices and a 72% reduction for those ages 35 to 64.
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Schimpff, MD: “Does direct primary care improve quality measures?” | The Direct Primary Care Journal
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The free market in health care comprises millions of Americans who have rejected third-party payment of medical bills and instead pay directly for their medical care and use alternatives to conventional health insurance to pay for major medical expenses.
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Insurance-based primary care has grown increasingly complex, inefficient, and restrictive, driving frustrated physicians and patients to seek alternatives. Direct primary care is a rapidly growing form of health care that not only alleviates such frustrations, but also goes above and beyond to offer increased access and improved care at an affordable cost.