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  Primary care : Department of Health - Policy and guidance
Primary care describes community based health services that are usually the first, and often the only, point of contact that patients make with the health service.
The Fairness in Primary Care procurement is expected to provide patients with greater access and choice, including flexible opening hours, extended services and easier access to primary medical care services in their local area.
Primary care trusts (PCTs), ambulance trusts and strategic health authorities (SHAs) are being reorganised as part of the Government's drive to create a patient led NHS.
www.dh.gov.uk /PolicyAndGuidance/OrganisationPolicy/PrimaryCare/fs/en   (269 words)

 Primary Care Contracting: Home page
PCC supports the development of primary care across all PCTs in England.
Our advisors also support local and national networks, communicating and facilitating change and good practice, in particular the identification of change drivers in primary care.
Quality-assured answers to your primary care contracting questions.
www.primarycarecontracting.nhs.uk   (231 words)

  Structural Characteristics of Primary Care
When considering the attributes of primary care itself, we believe that this model serves as the cornerstone of the health services system and is the means by which the goals of that system – optimization of health and equity in the distribution of resources – are balanced.
As such, primary care can be defined as the integration of services that promote and preserve health; prevent disease, injury and dysfunction; and provide a regular source of care for acute and chronic illnesses and disabilities.
The essential attributes of primary care include the following: Primary care is first contact care; it is continuous, coordinated, and comprehensive in scope; it is community-oriented and family-centered; and it is care which is accessible, developmentally appropriate, and delivered in a culturally competent and accountable manner.
www.primarycaresociety.org /1993b.htm   (2399 words)

 Welcome to PRIMARY CARE, New York's Health Care Home
Rapidly escalating health care expenditures, particularly in the case of Medicaid expenditures for institutional health care, are the immediate drivers underlying the state’s multi-phased initiative.
Indeed, an overwhelming body of evidence points to the fact that it is impossible to alter the costly outcomes that flow from New York State’s health care system without strengthening and expanding the primary care foundations on which that system rests.
Primary care can make an enormous difference to health care outcome and costs in the context of both types of patients.
nyprimarycarehome.org /index.html   (246 words)

 The Seattle Times: Opinion: The collapse of primary care
One of the reasons for the rot at the core is the impending collapse of primary care, the family doctors and other health-care professionals who are the foundation of the health-care system.
The main reason is that new physicians are not choosing to pursue careers as family physicians and general internists, the two physician groups that provide primary care for adults.
The reasons for this seismic shift in medical student career choice are not hard to find: Reimbursement rates for primary care have declined, student-loan debts have skyrocketed, and the complexity of caring for an aging population has become more and more challenging.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/opinion/2002895859_rosenblatt29.html   (839 words)

 Primary Care Retention
Primary care workforce levels are poorly predicted by the NRMP Match, with perhaps the exception of family medicine.
In order to distribute to rural and underserved areas and to provided any consistent primary care, providers must be retained in their original choices, must remain active, and must be retained in primary care.
The standard for physician retention is over 95% remaining active and in their primary care specialty with 90% in office based care and also as much as possible away from major medical centers (over 57% outside of MMCs) where actual primary care capacity is limited by teaching, administration, hospital, and other duties.
www.unmc.edu /Community/ruralmeded/primary_care_retention.htm   (1500 words)

 Mayo Clinic Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine
The Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine (PCIM) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is composed of board-certified internists.
Care of patients with undefined symptoms and complaints (shortness of breath, chest pain, abdominal pain, back pain, etc.) who are seeking a physician's help in diagnosing and coordinating their care at Mayo Clinic.
Primary Care Internal Medicine providers are located in the Baldwin Building, floors one, five and six, and at the Mayo Family Clinics Northeast and Northwest.
www.mayoclinic.org /primary-care-rst   (530 words)

 Primary Care Training Centre UK - medical and healthcare training center in-house and distance learning programs and ...
We have been delivering courses and study days to primary care professionals for ten years.
Evaluations always comment on their suitability and relevance to primary care, aiding organisations to achieve their GMS targets.
We come to you and we guarantee improvements in patient care and outcomes.
www.primarycaretraining.co.uk   (130 words)

 Dr. Mayhew, OB/GYN, Vaginoplasty Surgery, Primary Care, and Laser and Beauty Treatments
As a Board Certified member of the California Medical Association and a volunteer educator for the American Cancer Society Dr. Mayhew believes women need to be well informed regarding the latest detection methods and procedures for treating female related cancers, she is a volunteer educator for the American Cancer Society.
Mayhew and her staff are here to serve your healthcare needs and are dedicated to providing you the best care possible.It is important that you understand that For Women by Women puts you, and not your insurance company, in charge of your healthcare.
Whether or not you are being treated by a primary care physician, Dr. Mayhew will coordinate this care with you.
drmayhew.com   (1422 words)

 Primary Care Services - Primary Care Services - DukeHealth.org
From newborn checkups and routine health care to treatment of fevers, falls, and the common things that ail you, Duke primary care physicians are here to take care of all your day-to-day health concerns.
Our expanding network of primary care providers, as well as the growing list of Duke-friendly health care plans, makes it more convenient to find Duke health care in your neighborhood.
Not sure which kind of primary care is right for you?
www.dukehealth.org /Services/PrimaryCare   (132 words)

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