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Continuity of care could reduce health care consumption by patients and reduce the number of referrals to specialist care, but it is unknown if there is a difference in referral rates to specific medical specialties.
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Name: Family practice
Achieving patient continuity in resident continuity clinic is challenging. Patients, residents and primary care providers (PCP) benefit from this ongoing relationship. We examined rates of continuity ...
People experiencing homelessness have multiple complex health conditions yet are typically disengaged from primary health care services and place a significant burden on the acute health system. Barri...
To meet the challenges caused by non-communicable diseases, Norway has established Healthy Life Centres within primary care to encourage a healthy lifestyle. To promote people's health and ensure high...
Although the USA spends more on health care than any other comparable nation, Americans are less healthy than citizens of high-income countries that spend far less. Over the past 12 years, the number ...
There are medico-psycho-social indications to apprehend the alcohol use disorder (AUD) as a chronic problem for which a continuous care is necessary. The perception of continuity of care is also assoc...
Chronic disease management is a public health problem that faces monitoring difficulties related to complex care pathways. This study will analyze the use of unscheduled or urgent care acc...
This study evaluates the clinical outcomes of a novel program designed to target patients who are high-utilizers of hospital services. Patients who are frequently admitted to medical servi...
Veterans presenting for treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) often have multiple and serious comorbid medical conditions that affect functional health status and health care costs. ...
A midwife-led continuity model of care was implemented in governmental maternal facilities in Palestine. Midwives from the hospitals provided outreaching caseload ante- and postnatal care ...
In Paris, France, home hospice care for terminally ill patients is organized by four "palliative care networks". These networks are responsible for information sharing and coordination of ...
A traditional term for all the activities which a physician or other health care professional normally performs to insure the coordination of the medical services required by a patient. It also, when used in connection with managed care, covers all the activities of evaluating the patient, planning treatment, referral, and follow-up so that care is continuous and comprehensive and payment for the care is obtained. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)
Health care provided on a continuing basis from the initial contact, following the patient through all phases of medical care.
The process of helping patients to effectively and efficiently use the health care system when faced with one or more of these challenges: (1) choosing, understanding, and using health coverage or applying for assistance when uninsured; (2) choosing, using, and understanding different types of health providers and services; (3) making treatment decisions; and (4) managing care received by multiple providers.
An interval of care by a health care facility or provider for a specific medical problem or condition. It may be continuous or it may consist of a series of intervals marked by one or more brief separations from care, and can also identify the sequence of care (e.g., emergency, inpatient, outpatient), thus serving as one measure of health care provided.
Health care services that are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients. The provider and the patient each bring their individual learned patterns of language and culture to the health care experience which must be transcended to achieve equal access and quality health care.