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Concierge medicine, direct care

Rocco Palumbo
Universal coverage and financial sustainability are two competing aims in primary care. Patient empowerment and patient engagement have been suggested as essential ingredients of the recipe for innovative primary care models aimed at sustaining universal coverage. Concierge medicine is achieving a growing popularity among both scholars and practitioners as a direct primary care practice which allows to bridge the gap between patient empowerment and patient engagement. However, ethical and legal concerns hinder the diffusion of concierge models in the current primary care practices...
May 2017: Health Services Management Research
Dorothy Cornwell, Smith Moore Leatherwood
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2014: Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia
Michael Stillman
Concierge medical practices, which advertise expanded access to care and individualized attention, collect charges both from insurance companies and directly from their patients. Some bill hundreds of dollars for one-time "executive" physicals, whereas others have patients pay annual retainer fees. Yet, virtually no data are available about these "luxury" practices. It is not known how many physicians have "turned concierge," whether they have altered their testing and prescribing patterns, or whether their clinical outcomes are superior to those of their colleagues in traditional practices...
March 16, 2010: Annals of Internal Medicine
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