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Archive for March, 2014

I Still Get Butterflies on Match Day

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March 24, 2014

I am on the teaching staff at the John Peter Smith Hospital Family Medicine Residency in Fort Worth. The editor of the Primary Care Progress blog asked me and some other faculty and residents across the country to write about the match process. The “match” is the system where we rank...
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More Evidence on the Limits of the PCMH

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March 17, 2014

A recent article in JAMA showed the disappointing results of a 3-year study of over 100 certified patient-centered medical homes in southeast Pennsylvania. Basically, it showed only 1 of 11 quality measures improved and utilization and costs were not reduced. In one of the most narrow-minded statements by the AAFP ever,...
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A Visit to Britain’s National Health Service

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March 9, 2014

I had the great privilege and excitement of seeing Britain’s National Health Service up close and personal this past fall. My primary guide was Dr. Helen Stokes-Lampard, who is the honorary Treasurer of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She is very unlike her stuffy title. She is very down to...
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