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Primary Care

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The provision of integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community.  Within the direct care system, all patients are empaneled to a specific provider responsible for the overall management of his or her health care.

Source of Definition

DODI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Primary Caregiver | Primary Caregiver

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