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Family Doctors Who Do More, Save More

05.11.2015 - Healthcare Quality

Is a good family doctor one who treats your knee pain and manages your recovery from heart surgery? Or is it one who refers you to an orthopedist and a cardiologist?

Those are questions at the heart of a debate about primary care – one with serious health and financial implications.

study from the American Academy of Family Physician's Robert Graham Centersheds some light on this topic. The findings, published in the latest issue of Annals of Family Medicine, suggest that family doctors who provide more care themselves save the health system money.

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http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/05/11/405955775/family-doctors-who-do-more-save-more