Advancing the Science of Effective Behavioral Treatments in Primary Care – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. At a recent conference designed to identify research issues and highlight a scientific agenda for primary medical care, practitioners have discussed ways to rebuild primary care.
Katon: Many systems of care now are thinking about something called the medical home
Narrator: Dr. Wayne Katon is with the University of Washington Medical School.
Katon: The problem primary cares has had is how to take care of people with chronic problems, because it is set up more as a walk-in clinic situation. And taking care of chronic problems often has to have more support for patients to change health habits, to learn to manage their chronic illnesses. And so what we have been really working on in this conference is with this change towards medical home or the things we can build into the medical home that can improve care of patients who are up against many things at once not just one disease focus.
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