The Future of Primary Care
April 2004, ©2004, Jossey-Bass
· Current dilemmas and threats to primary care from both the clinician’s and patient’s point of view
· The impact of the self-care and alternative care movements
· The importance of improved information technologies
· Individual elements of primary care and the relative value of each element
· Primary care’s contribution to the overall health of our population
· Assessing alternative sites and circumstances where primary care may be provided
· The specialist and nurse as primary care providers
· The role of primary care in chronic illness management, care for the elderly, long term and home care
· Exploring recommendations for the future
Arlyss Anderson Rothman is assistant professor in the School of Nursing, Department of Family Health Care Nursing, and researcher in the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.
Susan B. Hassmiller is a senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.