Our current health care system is undergoing rapid transformation. Concerns about escalating costs, the increasing numbers of individuals without health insurance or access to care, and doubts about the efficacy of new technologies have led to changes in the organization and delivery of health care services. The health care system that is emerging emphasizes primary care, links effectiveness to the improvement of public health outcomes, and seeks to reduce costs. Family physicians are assuredly qualified to bring forth many of these mandates.
KeywordsHealth Care System Family Physician Family Practice Denominator Population Public Health Outcome
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