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Primary Health Care That Works: The Costa Rican Experience


Keywords: Integrated Care Teams, Primary Care

Costa Rica has achieved horizontal integration of public health, preventive and curative care that results not only in comprehensive health services at the individual level — it also allows resources to be allocated effectively to drive population health.

Writing for Health Affairs, Health Leads board member Asaf Bitton joins co-authors Madeline Pesec, Hannah Ratcliffe, Ami Karlage, Lisa Hirschhorn and Atul Gawande in exploring this great example of our shared vision for healthcare and the practices that could be adopted in primary care settings here in the United States.


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Tags: Case Study, Community Partnerships & Engagements, Leadership & Change Management, News/Opinion

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