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This article reviews the efficacy of British Columbia’s Shared Care initiative. The initiative is a collaboration between family doctors and healthcare specialists. It’s aim is to improve quality of primary care through increased communications and thereby decrease the demands on specialists, thereby improving productivity and decreasing hospital administrations as the open lines of communication optimize patient placement.