Continuity of Care and Outcomes After Discharge From Hospital

2014-08-27 03:49:15 | BioPortfolio


1. INTRODUCTION: Continuity of care (COC) occurs when separate elements of patient care are connected. COC is made up primarily of Continuity of Provider (COP) and Continuity of Information (COI). Many authorities believe that COC is essential to high-quality care. Previous studies have shown poor COC in varied populations. Many studies have shown that increased COC has been associated with improved intermediate outcomes. However, no study has definitively determined whether COC - or either of its components - is associated with important outcomes. The Ontario-Outcomes After the Hospitalization (Ontario-OAtH) study will enroll 5900 adults who are discharged to the community from medical and surgical services from 13 teaching and community hospitals in 5 regions across Ontario. Patients will be followed for 6 months to record details about all interactions with the health care system. This information will give us a detailed measure of both provider and information continuity for all patients over time. The Ontario-OAtH study will have the power to precisely determine whether COC is associated with time to urgent readmission or death after hospital discharge. Since COC is potentially modifiable, the Ontario-OAtH study will give us essential information required for designing interventions to improve outcomes for patients after they are discharged from hospital.


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Study Design

Observational Model: Defined Population, Observational Model: Natural History, Time Perspective: Longitudinal, Time Perspective: Prospective


Patient Safety


Ottawa Health Research Institute
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Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:49:15-0400

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