Community-oriented primary care in the United States. A status report.

@article{Nutting1985CommunityorientedPC,
  title={Community-oriented primary care in the United States. A status report.},
  author={Paul A. Nutting and Maryann Wood and Elaine M. Conner},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1985},
  volume={253 12},
  pages={1763-6}
}
Community-oriented primary care (COPC) is a variation on the primary care model, which is characterized by the complementary use of epidemiologic and primary care skills to systematically address the health care needs of a defined population. A study by the Institute of Medicine developed an operational model of COPC and examined its feasibility under differing organizational and financial arrangements. Although COPC is usually associated with publicly funded programs for underserved… CONTINUE READING

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