continuity of care


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continuity of care

the desired goal of a model of care in which the same generalist physician serves as advisor, advocate, and friend as the patient moves through the various stages of medical care.

continuity of care

Medspeak-UK
A generic term referring to non-disruption of care provided to a patient in the UK throughout his/her care journey.

Medspeak-US
A general term for the uninterrupted management of a patient who passes from one doctor to another.

continuity of care

Medtalk Uninterrupted health care for a condition from the time of first contact–eg, to the point of resolution or long-term maintenance
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In medicine generally, coordination and continuity of care are lauded; their absence is understood as a problem.
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We look forward to a better system where the emphasis is placed on high quality care, including continuity of care for home care clients.
Only one person can be "ultimately in charge" of your health care team, or there will never be continuity of care and adequate communication.

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