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Building the Patient-Centered Medical Duplex for Rural Veterans

Charlton ME, Wittrock SM, Howren MB, Cozad A. Building the Patient-Centered Medical Duplex for Rural Veterans. Paper presented at: National Rural Health Association Annual Meeting; 2013 May 8; Louisville, KY.


The majority of rural veterans access both VA and non-VA healthcare, yet substantial barriers to information exchange and care coordination across systems remain. We will discuss patterns of dual use, perceptions of co-management from perspectives of community-based primary care providers, VA primary care providers and veterans, and evolving toolkits designed to build a 'Patient Centered Medical Duplex' for rural veterans.

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