Report: Innovation Key to Improving Primary Care
A new California HealthCare Foundation report notes that the U.S. primary care system is not equipped to handle current or future demand for services and that innovation will be necessary to provide more cost-effective care that meets patients' needs. CHCF publishes California Healthline. The report -- titled, "Primary Care Everywhere: Connecting the Dots Across the Emerging Landscape" -- identifies barriers to innovation, such as poor distribution of primary care doctors and low levels of patient involvement. It also highlights how certain organizations -- such as California's Eisenhower Medical Center -- are addressing primary care issues and serving as models for the country.
- "Primary-Care Report Details Innovation Barriers" (Robeznieks, Modern Physician, 11/8).