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Hospital ties bolster community clinics: report
Modern Healthcare

Community-based health clinics that have formal partnerships with hospitals are more likely to get off-site diagnostic tests and follow-up care for their patients than clinics that are not linked to hospitals, a new study has found. According to a Commonwealth Fund report titled “Enhancing the Capacity of Community Health Centers to Achieve High Performance,” the nation’s community-based Federally Qualified Health Centers can coordinate better care for their patients if they have formal links to hospitals in their areas, among other recommendations to improve care at the clinics.