With the advent of health care system reform, patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations have emerged as solutions to the fragmentation and duplication that characterize the US health care system.1 Given the increasing burden of chronic disease, the success of these models depends in part on improving the primary care–specialty care interface.
Chen AH, Yee HF. Improving Primary Care–Specialty Care Communication: Lessons From San Francisco's Safety NetComment on “Referral and Consultation Communication Between Primary Care and Specialist Physicians”. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(1):65-67. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2010.484