Sunday, July 25, 2010

Episode 102 - Access: Single-setting, multidisciplinary care

The second in a four-part series, this episode explores how primary care clinicians can tailor their offerings to improve access to Latino migrants with diabetes.

Having established that Latino migrants both have a higher incidence of diabetes and a greater vulnerability for diabetic complications in the previous podcast episode, we now explore how clinicians can successfully get these patients “in the door” for medical care – or, perhaps, how clinicians can work to move their “doors” to improve access. With a recent epidemiologic review concluding that this population seeks and receives health care less than other US citizens, how can primary care clinicians work to improve access?

In this episode, we present tips for optimizing an office's seasons, hours, and location.

Podcast audio: Listen to "Access: Single-setting, multidisciplinary care" here


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