Workforce Roles in a Redesigned Primary Care Model

In September 2011, The American Hospital Association (AHA) convened a roundtable of clinical and health systems experts to examine the future primary care workforce needs of patients, as well as the role hospitals and healthcare systems can play in effectively delivering primary care.

The findings presented in this white paper reflect this group's discussion and recommendations on two fronts: first, how to define workforce roles for a new primary care environment; and second, developing a new, more effective model of primary care delivery that encompasses the birth to end-of-life continuum.

These recommendations take into account a variety of facility resources, including those related to finances and staffing, that must be considered if the redesign is to be successful.