"Evidence-based health" model could improve patient care

03/11/2011 | NYTimes.com

Evidence-based medicine often fails to aid in chronic disease treatment because doctors overlook the effect of a patient's home environment, according to a perspective piece by two primary care doctors in The Journal of General Internal Medicine. They said an "evidence-based health" model is needed that would coordinate care among physicians, community health workers and patients and extend care from the doctor's office to the home.

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