TITLE

The Disappearing Primary Care Physician

AUTHOR(S)
Meyer, Harris
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Nov2008, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article deals with the shortage of primary care physicians and the looming crisis facing U.S. hospitals. In 2006, nonprofit Mendocino Coast District Hospital converted to a critical access hospital under federal and state law, and signed a deal with the doctors to make their group the hospital's rural health clinic. It quickly turned the hospital from a money-loser into one that earns about $1.5 million in profits a year. The goal of the medical home model is to improve quality, efficiency and satisfaction for both patients and doctors. INSETS: Why Primary Care Matters, Part 1;Why Primary Care Matters, Part 2.
ACCESSION #
35334231

 

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