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Lynn Martin Peterson, MD
Corresponding Member of the Faculty of Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Peterson studies access to health care in rural, low-density populations especially for those of advanced age and chronic illness. Access and resources in rural areas may be lacking because of distances to medical centers, a reduced tax base and lack of primary care providers. Previous studies have shown that proactive efforts to improve home care and function can have a positive impact on functioning and other health parameters. Dr. Peterson helped to establish a community care coordinator team to reach out to the elderly and others with chronic needs in a rural community in Vermont. He and colleagues, including a medical student, are evaluating the impact of the additional social worker and nurse on the lives of people in the region.

Article misses important point.
Authors: Authors: Peterson LM.
Minn Med
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Patient-centered informed consent in surgical practice.
Authors: Authors: Bernat JL, Peterson LM.
Arch Surg
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