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Invited Commentary
January 10, 2011

Improving Primary Care–Specialty Care Communication: Lessons From San Francisco's Safety Net: Comment on “Referral and Consultation Communication Between Primary Care and Specialist Physicians”

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(1):65-67. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2010.484

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.

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