Atchison KA, Rozier RG, Weintraub JA. 2018. Integration of oral health and primary care: Communication, coordination, and referral. Washington, DC: National Academy of Medicine, 12 pp.
Annotation: This paper discusses challenges in integrating primary care and oral health care for populations with low health literacy. The paper provides background on the issues and focuses on weaknesses in the areas of communication, coordination, and referral. Specific topics include referral networks, risk management, clinical referral guidelines, performance measures, electronic tools and integrated health records, interprofessional education and collaborative practice, research, and demonstration programs. Examples and potential solutions are presented.
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Keywords: Health literacy, Oral health, Primary care, Program coordination, Referrals, Service coordination, Service integration