A 2021 study finds that the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model overcomes a major challenge in addressing health care costs–misaligned financial incentives–by directly aligning the interests of patients and physicians.
DPC was effective at lowering costs, providing a better patient experience, improving patient health outcomes (especially when integrated with Lifestyle Medicine) and in enabling physicians to practice the best medicine of their careers”.
Citation: Mechley AR. Direct Primary Care: A Successful Financial Model for the Clinical Practice of Lifestyle Medicine. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2021 Apr 15;15(5):557-562. doi: 10.1177/15598276211006624. PMID: 34646107; PMCID: PMC8504342.