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May 2023 Zachary Merenstein, Jill C. Shuemaker, Robert L. Phillips,
Context: Trust is a fundamental aspect of any human relationship, and medical care is no exception. An ongoing, trusting relationship between… More
April 2023 Kurt C. Stange, William L. Miller, Rebecca S. Etz,
In widely quoted ecological analyses, primary care is associated with population health.1,2 Not only with population health,3,4 but with health… More
September 2021 Lorcan Clarke, Michael Anderson, Rob Anderson, Morten Bonde Klausen, Rebecca Forman, Jenna Kerns, Adrian Rabe, Søren Rud Kristensen, Pavlos Theodorakis, Jose Valderas, Hans Kluge, Elias Mossialos,
In 2018, the Declaration of Astana renewed goals set forth 40 years earlier by the World Health Organization and the United Nations’ Children Fund regarding the importance of primary health coverage in achieving universal health coverage. However, policymakers are often unclear how best to use primary care resources for maximum economic impact.
In this overview of systemic reviews, Lorcan Clarke from the London School of Economics and Trinity College Dublin and colleagues finds that specific task shifting among different health care workers, telemedicine, longer primary care consultations, and pay for performance mechanisms are some of the strategies that can have positive economic effects. More
October 2020 Amanda L. Brewster, Taressa K. Fraze, Laura M. Gottlieb, Jennifer Frehn, Genevra F. Murray, Valerie A. Lewis,
Context: One of the most important possibilities of value‐based payment is its potential to spur innovation in upstream prevention, such as… More
June 2020 Robin S. Gotler, Larry A. Green, Rebecca S. Etz,
In April 1966, the National Commission on Community Health Services presented President Lyndon Johnson with their report, Health Is a Community… More
May 2020 Benjamin F. Crabtree, Jenna Howard, William L. Miller, DeAnn Cromp, Clarissa Hsu, Katie Coleman, Brian T. Austin, Margaret Flinter, Leah Tuzzio, Edward H. Wagner,
Context: Over the past several decades, health care in the United States has undergone substantial and rapid change. At the heart of this change is an… More
April 2020 James M. Perrin,
Barbara Starfield built the field of primary care research and galvanized research and policy documenting the central importance of primary care in… More
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