Coverage isn't enough: Building primary care capacity in the setting of health reform

Lauren Block, Barbara G. Cook, Laura A. Hanyok, Desiree de la Torre, Michael M. Rogers, Gary Noronha, Martha Sylvia

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Abstract

The Access Partnership is a program linking uninsured patients with primary and specialty care. Expansion of primary care access resulted in an influx of patients with multiple chronic conditions, causing the primary care practice to reach capacity aft er seven months. Our program may provide lessons in ensuring primary care access as the Aff ordable Care Act is implemented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-28
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of health care for the poor and underserved
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014

Keywords

  • Access to care
  • Chronic conditions
  • Health care reform
  • Uninsured

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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