Family physicians as team leaders: "time" to share the care.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A major contributor to shortfalls in delivery of recommended health care services is lack of physician time. On the basis of recommendations from national clinical care guidelines for preventive services and chronic disease management, and including the time needed for acute concerns, sufficiently addressing the needs of a standard patient panel of 2,500 would require 21.7 hours per day. The problem of insufficient time indicates that primary care requires broad, fundamental changes. The creation of primary care teams that include members such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dietitians, health educators, and lay coaches is important to meeting patients' primary care needs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yarnall, KSH; Østbye, T; Krause, KM; Pollak, KI; Gradison, M; Michener, JL

Published Date

  • April 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 2

Start / End Page

  • A59 -

PubMed ID

  • 19289002

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2687865

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-1151


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States