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A Closer Look (Primary Care) #928652

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 09, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The issue of access to primary care physicians introduced.

(Studio: Tim Johnson) How the Mayo Clinic came to deal with its own primary care crisis examined; scenes shown from the hospital, which made changes to improve access by creating a new medical department, family medical centers & express care clinics. [Mayo Clinic employee Cindy HAGEMAN†- says we used the ER.] [Mayo director of employee health Dr. David HERMAN†- comments on the new system.] [Mayo Clinic employee Deb LANGE†- reacts.] The US problems of 70 percent specialists versus 30 percent generalists with primary care going down the tubes & the cost savings from general care discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
Johnson, Tim

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