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Delivering better primary care

New York Times, May 14, 2010

Once lauded as healthcare's frontline clinicians, primary care practitioners are instead struggling with growing paperwork demands, inadequate and misaligned reimbursement, and dwindling numbers of providers, says Pauline W. Chen, MD, in her latest column for the New York Times. Now, with 40 million more patients on the horizon, the discussions about the fate of primary care have taken on an even more frantic tone, she says.