Creating a Primary Care Road Map for DSRIP

Categories: Policy

More than 20 years ago, around the time that the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) started out, Barbara Starfield, a pediatrician and primary care advocate, defined primary care as first-contact, long-term, person-focused (not disease focused), comprehensive, and coordinated care. Even then, U.S. and international public health evidence was clear: countries with strong primary care had …

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