TITLE

Sharing the Care to Improve Access to Primary Care

AUTHOR(S)
Ghorob, Amireh; Bodenheimer, Thomas
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
New England Journal of Medicine;5/24/2012, Vol. 366 Issue 21, p1955
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers insights on a need for prompt access to primary care in the U.S. Information on the average wait times for new patients in Massachusetts is provided. It notes that an imbalance between demand for care and capacity to provide care is the reason behind the access problem. A definition of the relationship between demand and capacity is also given. It points out a need for physicians to share the care with an empowered health care team.
ACCESSION #
75987863

 

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