Family Physicians Perceptions

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The article titled “Family Physicians Perceptions on How They Deliver Cost-Effective Care” presented a study on the effect of family physician supply on healthcare costs and outcomes. Primary care family physicians play a prime role in the provision of comprehensive, integrated, accessible healthcare services that necessitate needs of patients (WHO, 2003). A review by Starfield et al has shown that health is better in areas with more primary care physicians, people who receive care from primary care physicians are healthier, and the characteristics of primary care are associated with better health (Starfield, 2005). Other research has concluded that primary care physicians play a significant role in reducing the mortality rate (Shi et al. 2003).
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