2013 MMS Patient Access to Care Study

2013 Patient Access to Care StudyThe Massachusetts Medical Society’s ninth annual Patient Access to Care Study shows that wait times for new patient appointments with primary care physicians remain long, and that half or more of primary care practices remain closed to new patients. At the same time, physicians’ acceptance of Medicare and Medicaid remains high.  

The survey examines availability of and access to non-emergency new patient appointments in the following seven specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pediatrics

Download the report here. (.pdf, 37 pages, 1.2 MB)

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