Both articles touch on the fact that health delivery models are increasingly team-based. In Dr. Goroll's proposed reformation of the periodic health exam, for example, the non-physician members of healthcare team would shoulder increased responsibility for routine prevention and data, freeing the doctor to devote more time to data synthesis and relationship maintenance. What are your thoughts on such a model? Does the delegation of routine preventive care to other members of the team hold promise for improvement of the periodic health exam, or does it simply shift responsibility for a clinical process which should instead be removed altogether?
*apologies for today's late post - my earlier post apparently did not go through successfully!