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UC Davis study: Comprehensive patient care reduces death risk
Sacramento Business Journal

High-quality primary care — care that’s comprehensive, patient-centered and offered via extended hours — reduces the risk of death, according to a new national study conducted at the University of California Davis. Published in the January/February issue of The Annals of Family Medicine, the research is the first to link these three attributes with lower risk of mortality. Previous studies found lower risk of mortality in areas where there are lots of primary-care doctors, but the new research looked at critical elements of primary care that lower risk.