'Care guides' show another face of health reform

Dick Adair, MD

[Star Tribune, May 06, 2013]

Dr. Richard Adair insisted that they spell it out clearly when the jobs were first posted: No experience required.

The idea was to hire people with no medical background, give them two weeks of training, and send them off to clinics to start seeing patients.

Five years later, these so-called “care guides” are fixtures at more than two dozen Allina Health clinics in the Twin Cities, and groups around the country are calling to find out how the concept works. For the rest of the story, go to startribune.com.

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