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Ambulatory Care Provided by Office-Based Specialists in the United States

By Jose M. Valderas, Barbara Starfield, Christopher B. Forrest, Bonnie Sibbald and Martin Roland


PURPOSE Increasing use of specialist services in the United States is leading to a perception of a specialist shortage. Little is known, however, about the nature of care provided by this secondary level of services. The aim of this study was to examine the content of care provided by specialists in community settings, including visits for which the patient had been referred by another physician

Topics: Original Research
Publisher: American Academy of Family Physicians
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