What is it about?

Having a designated primary care provider is important. It improves the quality of your health care and outcomes are better than those of medical clinics where you see any provider who happens to be available.

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Why is it important?

Patient-provider relationships are fostered. It is more efficient to have a provider who knows you. Fewer mistakes are made and there is better tracking, recall, and follow up.

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This page is a summary of: Patient empanelment: A strategy to improve continuity and quality of patient care, Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, February 2016, Wolters Kluwer Health, DOI: 10.1002/2327-6924.12341.
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