Health Care Reform, Primary Care, and the Need for Research
Nutting, Paul A.
Clancy, Carolyn M.
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association 1993 September 22-29; 270(12): 1449-1453
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Franks, Peter; Clancy, Carolyn M.; Nutting, Paul A. (1992-08-06)Over 90 percent of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) use primary care physicians as gatekeepers, whose role is to authorize access to specialty, emergency, and hospital care and to diagnostic tests. Gatekeeping has ...