primary medical care

pri·mar·y med·i·cal care

care of a patient by a member of the health care system who has initial contact with the patient.

pri·mar·y med·i·cal care

(prīmar-ē medi-kăl kār)
Patient care by member of health care system who has initial contact with patient.
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In addition, we used a broad definition of primary care based on how a physician functions in the eyes of the patient rather than based on how a health system categorizes them (Starfield 1998); this deliberate choice makes it very likely that subjects reporting no primary medical care truly did not have it.
One such story was the suggestion that a private medical company might be given a contract to give primary medical care to asylum seekers, thus relieving local GPs of the need to see men and women from all over the world, with scant knowledge of the English language - a time-consuming and difficult process at the best of times.
LANCASTER - A Department of Veterans Affairs clinic scheduled to open Monday will provide Antelope Valley veterans primary medical care without traveling out of the area.
The hospital's county has been designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area for primary medical care professionals (including OB/GYNs) by the U.
He helped build a medical school in Ghana, fight a dysentery epidemic in the Dominican Republic, and bring primary medical care to the Tarascan Indians of southwestern Mexico.
Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center (SLRHC) began providing front-line primary medical care in Ryan's Adult Medicine Department as part of their training in the Medical Residency Program/SLRHC.
Overall, 78 out of 100 counties in North Carolina qualify as Health Professional Shortage Areas, because of shortages of primary medical care.
eager to overhaul primary medical care services, he said, stressing the
The scheme is being funded in part by the Government's pounds 250 million Equitable Access to Primary Medical Care programme, which aims to boost the provision of GPs in "under doctored" areas.
Services will include primary medical care from four GP practices, community dentistry, pharmacy, diagnostics and out-patient procedures including surgery, previously only available within an acute hospital setting.
Eugene-based Volunteers in Medicine offers free primary medical care and prescription assistance to low-income, uninsured residents of Lane County.
The organization's goal is to provide primary medical care and health education to mainly low-income residents, but the delivery of care is what distinguishes the clinics, said Lou Garcia, one of the founders and executive director from 1972 to 1990.

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