Street Medicine: An Example of Reality-based Health Care

@article{Withers2011StreetMA,
  title={Street Medicine: An Example of Reality-based Health Care},
  author={James H. Withers},
  journal={Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved},
  year={2011},
  volume={22},
  pages={1 - 4}
}
  • J. Withers
  • Published 1 February 2011
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Jim Withers, MD S Medicine, an emerging field of medicine in the United States, is the provision of health care directly to those living on the streets of our communities. As such, it represents a trend in both health care delivery and medical education in which the reality of those we serve is central. While initiatives such as patient centered care, the medical home and motivational interviewing strive to build health care around the individual, Street Medicine is a more radical attempt to… 
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