ME- Health Affairs, At Martin's Point In Maine, Primary Care Teams For Chronic Disease Patients

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Martin's Point Health Care is improving patient care for those with chronic diseases by reorganizing practices into patient-centered "care teams." The care teams anticipate patients' needs and facilitate communication about their care. The pilot practices have seen the percentage of patients with controlled hyperstension increase from 55 percent in July 2007 to more than 82 percent in July 2010.