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Transcribe Icon“To break the silos, we need to think of ways to build stronger working relationships between our public health and primary care workforces.”

“Until we address and move away from the current fee-for-service structure to more blended funding models, there’s going to be a financial disincentive for any family physician to collaborate with a public health nurse or any public health employee.”

“Yes, you are right. Primary care providers want to provide as many services as necessary to their patients because it’s a ‘bread and butter’ issue for them in most cases.”

“I guess the current fee-for-service system also does not pay providers to take the time to learn how to work together or even take advantage of each other’s expertise. The payment system is geared towards volume productivity. Building relationships in collaboration takes time.”

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