Patching the safety net: Establishing a free specialty care clinic in an academic medical center

Andrew G. Shuman, Oluseyi Aliu, Katherine Simpson, Paul Salow, Kara Morgenstern, Edward J. Jennings, Jean Cederna, Erin L. McKean, Carol R. Bradford, Paul S. Cederna

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Abstract

We describe the collaboration between an academic medical center and a free primary care clinic that provides multi- specialty services to indigent community members. Complementary components of both institutions have engendered a system in which they broaden the array of available services, providing a prototype for other institutions to consider.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1108-1120
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of health care for the poor and underserved
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014

Keywords

  • Academic medicine
  • Charity care
  • Free clinics
  • Safety net

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Shuman, A. G., Aliu, O., Simpson, K., Salow, P., Morgenstern, K., Jennings, E. J., Cederna, J., McKean, E. L., Bradford, C. R., & Cederna, P. S. (2014). Patching the safety net: Establishing a free specialty care clinic in an academic medical center. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 25(3), 1108-1120. https://doi.org/10.1353/hpu.2014.0127