Illustrating the formidable task of coordinating care, a typical primary care physician who treats elderly Medicare patients must coordinate care with 229 other physicians working in 117 different practices, according to a study by researchers at the Center for Studying Health System Change, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Source: Scope of Care Coordination Daunting for Physicians
Treating Medicare Patients
Date: February 17, 2009
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