Effect of Closure of a Local Safety-Net Hospital on Primary Care Physicians' Perceptions of Their Role in Patient Care
By Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS, et al
University of California, San Francisco
Editorial: Why the United States Continues to Fall Further Behind In an accompanying editorial, Robert L. Phillips, Jr., MD, MSPH, director of The Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Practice and Primary Care, uses the articles by Mainous, DeVoe and Odom Walker to illustrate three major problems facing the United States' health care system 1) lack of robust and comprehensive primary care, 2) insufficient access to timely care for a large portion of the population, and 3) incapacity take a population view of health. He concludes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has important provisions that may help address some of these problems by helping to build more robust and comprehensive models of primary care.
Where the U.S. Falls Down and How We Might Stand Up
By Robert L. Phillips, Jr., MD, MSPH
The Robert Graham Center, Washington, D.C.
Essay: Physicians Should Leverage Their Authority Within the Community to Advocate for Healthier Lifestyles
In a compelling essay, a family physician posits a pathway by which greater physic
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