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Concierge medicine, direct care

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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