The overall proportion of U.S. health system spending on primary care across commercial payers in the U.S. fell from 4.88% of total national commercial healthcare spending in 2017 to 4.67% in 2019. Primary care spending is defined as the percentage of total annual spending on medical care services and prescription drugs that is spent on primary care services, using both narrow and broad definitions of primary care clinicians and services. The narrow definition of primary care professionals and services captures spending related to services provided by primary care physicians, specifically family and internal medicine, pediatrics, and . . .
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