The "medical neighborhood": integrating primary and specialty care for ambulatory patients.

  title={The "medical neighborhood": integrating primary and specialty care for ambulatory patients.},
  author={Jeffrey O. Greenberg and Michael Lawrence Barnett and Melissa Spinks and Jessica C. Dudley and Joseph P. Frolkis},
  journal={JAMA internal medicine},
  volume={174 3},
As health care organizations create larger networks, better coordination of primary and specialty care is paramount. Attention has focused on strengthening primary care by creating patient-centered medical homes. The "medical neighborhood" provides a framework for structured, reciprocal relationships that integrate specialty care and extend the principles of the medical home to all practicing physicians. The foundation of the medical neighborhood is the collaborative care agreement, which… 

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