What makes patients complex? Ask their primary care physicians

December 2011
Biomedical Market Newsletter;12/21/2011, Vol. 21, p1
The article focuses on a report according to which primary care physicians define patient complexity using a broader range of factors than do commonly used approaches based only on diagnoses and prior costs. The findings of the report reveal the importance of social and behavioralcontexts that can create important barriers to delivering high-quality primary care. The study enrolled 40 primary care physicians from 12 MGH-affiliated practices and community health centers.


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