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Helicopters and Hospitalizations: Getting the Primary Care That We Invest InHelicopters and Hospitalizations: Getting the Primary Care We Invest In

Christine A. Sinsky, MD
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This article was published at www.annals.org on 2 February 2016.

From American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and should not be interpreted as an official position of the American Medical Association.

Disclosures: The author has disclosed no conflicts of interest. The form can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M16-0008.

Requests for Single Reprints: Christine A. Sinsky, MD, American Medical Association, 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 39300, Chicago, IL 60611-5885; e-mail, christine.sinsky@ama-assn.org.

Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(5):370-371. doi:10.7326/M16-0008
© 2016 American College of Physicians
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In this issue, Freund and colleagues report a trial of a modest intervention powered by medical assistants to keep patients out of the hospital. The editorialist notes that we do well with care of acute conditions and rescue care, to which the health care system devotes considerable resources. To equally master chronic illness care will require similar resources and careful coordination of appropriately trained personnel.

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