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:) depends on the socio-economic status of your patients!

honestly, no. technically, ER isn't primary care. i understand that an ER physician cannot be designated as a pcp. practically, however, they may end up being a "primary care" doctor for people with no health insurance.. :)
 

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Originally posted by Bikini Princess
:) depends on the socio-economic status of your patients!

honestly, no. technically, ER isn't primary care. i understand that an ER physician cannot be designated as a pcp. practically, however, they may end up being a "primary care" doctor for people with no health insurance.. :)

Yup. I've heard ER docs say that 40-50% of their patients are not emergencies, but people who rely on the ER for primary care.
 
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