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Making the Case for the Benefits of Primary Care From Observational Studies: Does an Ounce of Prevention Take a Pound of Doctor Visits?

Barbara J. Turner, MD, MSEd, MA; and David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc
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From University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas; and Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-1896.

Request for Single Reprints: Barbara J. Turner, MD, MSEd, MA, ReACH Center, 7411 John Smith Drive, Suite 1050, San Antonio, TX 78229; e-mail, turner@uthscsa.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Turner: ReACH Center, 7411 John Smith Drive, Suite 1050, San Antonio, TX 78229.

Dr. Weinberg: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Department of Medicine, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(7):494-495. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-159-7-201310010-00011
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In this issue, Ferrante and colleagues offer further evidence that contact between a patient and a primary care provider results in higher rates of CRC screening. The editorialists discuss the study and its findings and conclude that increasing access to health care to everyone is likely to be one of the most effective interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality from such preventable diseases as CRC.

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