‘Something needs to change’: ACP plans to streamline specialty referrals

The ACP has proposed a new process to streamline specialty referrals — a step that experts have called critical to fixing a massive issue in health care — but questions remain about the plan’s feasibility.The paper “lays out how a lack of care coordination when care is provided by more than one clinician can cause fragmented care, increase risks for errors, and cause patient and clinician frustration,” and outlines recommendations for improving collaboration between primary care providers and specialists, according to a press release from ACP.“TheRead More

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