One in fifteen family physicians principally provide emergency or urgent care

J Am Board Fam Med. Jul-Aug 2014;27(4):447-8. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2014.04.130307.


A small but nontrivial proportion of US family physicians devote most of their time providing emergency or urgent care. With considerable attention focused on expanding access to primary care, it is important to account for providers principally working outside of traditional primary care.

Keywords: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Health Policy; Primary Health Care; Rural Health.

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care / statistics & numerical data*
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physicians, Family / statistics & numerical data*
  • Rural Health