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Primary Care Office Visits For Acute Care Dropped Sharply In 2002–15, While ED Visits Increased Modestly

Published on Feb 1, 2019in Health Affairs5.711
· DOI :10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05184
Shih-Chuan Chou3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Brigham and Women's Hospital),
Arjun K. Venkatesh17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Yale University)
+ 1 AuthorsStephen R. Pitts14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Emory University)
Abstract
The traditional model of primary care practices as the main provider of care for acute illnesses is rapidly changing. Over the past two decades the growth in emergency department (ED) visits has sp...
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