The gatekeeper approach to the delivery of medical care, while not really a new concept, has a new raison d'être--cost containment. It infuses a new form of authority into the role of primary care physicians while at the same time it brings new challenges of practicing more cost-effective medicine and maintaining quality of care. Primary care physicians can take steps to meet these challenges.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||86-87, 90|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1987|
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