IAF - Primary Care 2025, A Scenario Exploration

Primary Care 2025: A Scenario Exploration is a project developed by the Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF)
with support from the Kresge Foundation to consider the range of forces, challenges, and opportunities shaping
primary care in the United States. Complex change comes as new technologies meet an aging society in a time
of growing economic and political divides. This is not a time for reactive decisions based only on a view of past
trends in health care. The inherently uncertain future of primary care in a time of great flux means that a systemic

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Primary Care 2025: A Scenario Exploration

The four Primary Care 2025 scenarios developed by IAF and described in this report include a scenario for
primary care from the “zone of conventional expectation” (Scenario 1); a scenario for primary care from “zone of
growing desperation” (Scenario 2); and two scenarios from the “zone of high aspiration” (Scenarios 3 and 4). At
the September 2011 national workshop, participants reviewed the Primary Care 2025 scenarios and provided their
insights and recommendations which are summarized in this document.

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