Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Among the articles in the series
Innovations in Primary Care, Dr Bodenheimer and colleagues have addressed
issues as diverse as chronic illness management and improving access to primary
care. It would have been interesting had Bodenheimer et al discussed the advanced-access
model of patient scheduling, which was described in the accompanying article
by Dr Murray and colleagues,1 in the context
of the other articles in the series. I am concerned about the potential effects
of the advanced-access model on health care outcomes, particularly among patients
with long-term illness.
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