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Definition of "Primary Care"

Primary care is the appropriate point at which patients may access medical care, regardless of the nature of the medical problem, or the organ system involved, AND

It is the reference point for the ongoing supervision and coordination of the patient's health maintenance and therapy of illness, and for the appropriate use of consultants and community resources.

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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