Defining the Future of Primary Care: What Can We Learn from Patients?

  title={Defining the Future of Primary Care: What Can We Learn from Patients?},
  author={Dana Gelb Safran},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  • D. Safran
  • Published 4 February 2003
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
From the earliest definitions of the term primary care to the most recent, all have stressed that primary care is predicated on a sustained relationship between patients and the clinicians who care for them (1-5). Most definitions have indicated that the primary care provider can be a single clinician or team and have not delineated particular clinical disciplines to which primary care belongs. Beyond the requirement for sustained clinicianpatient relationships, primary care has been defined to… 

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