Emergency, Primary Care Physicians Need More Teamwork

From Medscape:

Emergency department (ED) physicians and their primary care counterparts all too often work poorly together, and that spells trouble for patient care, say researchers at the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) in a new study.

The researchers write that better communication and coordination among PCPs and ED physicians are more important than ever since the nation’s new healthcare reform law will extend insurance coverage to more than 30 million additional Americans, who will be more likely to visit EDs as a result.

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