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Primary Care Challenges and the Educational Pipeline in the 21st Century

Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla, MD, Mark Edward Butt, MSEd
Volume: 104 Issue: 2 February, 2011

Abstract:

Primary care is considered an essential element of a highly developed health delivery system. Accumulated evidence derived from population studies consistently shows that a highly functioning primary care system, when used at its optimum capacity, provides affordable health care, improved quality of life and accessibility, and decreased disease burden and mortality.1,2

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