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J Am Board Fam Med. 2016 Jan-Feb;29(1):8-9. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2016.01.150229.

The Diversity of Providers on the Family Medicine Team.

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1
From the Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC (AB, PW, SP); and the American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY (LP). abazemore@aafp.org.
2
From the Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC (AB, PW, SP); and the American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY (LP).

Abstract

Family physicians are increasingly incorporating other health care providers into their practice teams to better meet the needs of increasingly complex and comorbid patients. While a majority of family physicians report working with a nurse practitioner, only 21% work with a behavioral health specialist. A better understanding of optimal team composition and function in primary care is essential to realizing the promise of a patient-centered medical home and achieving the triple aim.

KEYWORDS:

Behavioral Medicine; Career Choice; Family Practice; Health Policy; Patient-centered Care

PMID:
26769871
DOI:
10.3122/jabfm.2016.01.150229
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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