Delivery of primary care to the physically challenged

Short Title:
Delivery of primary care to the physically challenged
Model System:
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1993, vol. 74, issue 12-S, pp S-15 - S-19
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Discusses the health care needs of persons with physical disabilities and describes a model program designed to meet those needs. The first part reviews problems with access to health care by persons with disabilities, including inaccessible office settings, difficulties with transportation, and inadequate medical expertise. The second section describes the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) model system of primary care for individuals with primary disabilities. The program is based upon a collaborative practice model in which physiatrists, internists, specialists, and physician extenders are organized in a preplanned, patient-centered system of primary care. This section describes the program staffing and service arrangements, primary care protocol development, transportation service, program evaluation methods, and economic impact.
Gans, B. M.; Mann, N. R.; Becker, B. E.
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