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MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

Article Title

Introduction

Authors

Fitzhugh Mayo

Orginal Publication Date

1975

Journal Title

MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

Volume

11

Issue

4

First Page

154

Last Page

154

Abstract

Since the awakening of the public and the medical educational establishment to the growing deficit of appropriately trained physicians to deliver primary care in the community, attention is now turned to the provision of educational programs appropriate for such physicians at the graduate and continuing educational levels. In the past, the inability to measure outcomes of patient care systems (that is, to use the scientific method in community settings) has hampered the union of the educational system with that of patient care. Many studies now are showing that outcomes are profoundly affected by communication and compliance between physician and patient. A partnership of the expertise of the medical center with the laboratory of the practice in the community equipped to measure the process of delivery, as well as outcomes, appears essential.

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