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Access to Care

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

Providing good care doesn't count for much if patients can't access your care easily. This article collection features popular FPM content on issues in improving access to care, from advanced-access scheduling to after-hours call.

Open/Advanced Access (Same-Day Scheduling)

09/01/2000 Same-Day Appointments: Exploding the Access Paradigm
03/01/2005 Answers to Your Questions About Same-Day Scheduling
05/01/2004 Implementing Advanced Access in a Group Practice Network
03/01/2006 Implementing Open-Access Scheduling in an Academic Practice
02/01/2004 The Outcomes of Open-Access Scheduling
12/01/2007 Panel Size: Answers to Physicians' Frequently Asked Questions
04/01/2007 Panel Size: How Many Patients Can One Doctor Manage? Tool
10/01/2013 Three Building Blocks for Improving Access to Care Tool
05/01/2008 'Would You Like to See a Doctor Today?'

Managing Care After Hours

01/01/2004 Creating a Successful After-Hours Clinic
08/01/2009 Why I Give My Cell Phone Number to My Patients

Other Strategies

05/01/2008 Making a Case for Online Physician-Patient Communication
03/01/2002 Reducing Waits and Delays in the Referral Process Tool
06/01/2002 Strategies for Better Patient Flow and Cycle Time
10/01/2010 Five Ways to Improve Access to Care
06/01/2015 How to Provide More Access Without Working More Hours

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