Reduced Emergency Department Utilization after Increased Access to Primary Care


Sanjay Basu and Russell Phillips discuss the findings from Whittaker and colleagues on the link between extending primary care hours and emergency department utilization.


Vyšlo v časopise: Reduced Emergency Department Utilization after Increased Access to Primary Care. PLoS Med 13(9): e32767. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002114
Kategorie: Perspective
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Sanjay Basu and Russell Phillips discuss the findings from Whittaker and colleagues on the link between extending primary care hours and emergency department utilization.


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