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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.

Last Update: 11/09/2021

Advanced Access (e.g., Open Access or Same-Day Scheduling)

03/01/2005 Answers to Your Questions About Same-Day Scheduling
03/01/2006 Implementing Open-Access Scheduling in an Academic Practice
02/01/2004 The Outcomes of Open-Access Scheduling
09/01/2000 Same-Day Appointments: Exploding the Access Paradigm
10/01/2013 Three Building Blocks for Improving Access to Care Tool
05/01/2008 'Would You Like to See a Doctor Today?'

After-Hours Care

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

Other Access Improvement Strategies

10/01/2010 Five Ways to Improve Access to Care
10/01/2018 How to Excel at Access -- and Why It Matters
06/01/2015 How to Provide More Access Without Working More Hours
10/01/2018 How Service Agreements Can Improve Referrals and Shrink the Medical Neighborhood Tool
05/01/2008 Making a Case for Online Physician-Patient Communication
03/01/2002 Reducing Waits and Delays in the Referral Process Tool
08/01/2015 Should You Treat Patients Virtually?
06/01/2002 Strategies for Better Patient Flow and Cycle Time

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