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Dartmouth Links Primary Care Quality to Actions, Not Numbers of Doctors
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It’s long been assumed that the more primary care doctors serve a geographic population, the fewer avoidable hospitalizations and the lower rate of death for Medicare patients.

But a Dartmouth report published this week says that mortality and hospitalizations are significantly lower in areas where there are more primary care doctors who actually work full time taking care of patients in ambulatory care office or clinic settings.