The 83 million millennials are turning their backs to primary care providers (PCP) over the convenience, fast service, connectivity and price transparency of clinics or urgent care centers. A national poll of 1,200 randomly selected adults conducted in July by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 26% said they did not have a PCP. There was a pronounced difference among age groups: 45% of 18- to 29-year-olds had no primary-care provider, compared with 28% of those 30 to 49, 18% of those 50 to 64 and 12% age 65 and older.
Waiting several days for an appointment when you’re sick is not super attractive to young people:
- “These trends are more evident among millennials, but not unique to them. I think people’s expectations have changed,” Harvard professor Ateev Mehrotra told the Washington Post.