Featuring Russ Phillips

This week, we are joined by Russ Phillips! Dr. Russell Phillips is Director of the Center for Primary Care and the William Applebaum Professor of Medicine and Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is a devoted primary care general internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) where he manages a panel of patients. Within the Center for Primary Care, he leads programs that are transforming education and care systems, developing entirely new approaches to improving primary care and health, and performing research on high performing health systems and practices, and the impact of changes in payment and primary care practice structure on the finances of primary care practices.  He joins us to talk about a recent publication in JAMA IM that he wrote with a number of collaborators including other Center for Primary Care faculty, entitled: Association of Primary Care Physician Supply With Population Mortality in the United States, 2005-2015. We also reference the accompanying editorial by Zabar et al and the paper that inspired their work, by Starfield, Shi and collaborators.