Continuity of care
has been shown to be associated with a variety of positive outcomes including patient satisfaction, compliance with medication regimens, and health services utilization. High continuity of physician care is also associated with a decreased likelihood of future hospitalization.[4,5] One explanation for this finding is that continuity leads to increased knowledge and trust between the patient and the physician. This increased knowledge and trust may make it easier for the physician to manage medical problems in the office or over the phone and thereby avoid hospitalizing the patient.
Continuity of care
and hospital admission rates in a rural family practice.
continuity of care
measures were proposed and validated before benefits
Achieving continuity of care
in a large group can be difficult, but not impossible.
Professor Philip Evans, of the University of Exeter Medical School, said, "Continuity of care
happens when a patient and a doctor see each other repeatedly and get to know each other.
For those people continuity of care
is absolutely paramount.
The survey also revealed: 86% of GPs are stretched to pro-|vide present services; 96% think seven-day services | would affect ability to provide normal care throughout the week; 75% think seven-day services |would affect continuity of care
; 63% would think about early |retirement if there was a move to seven days.
Written by a team of international contributors including several from Australia, this book provides advice and direction on establishing midwifery continuity of care
within the mainstream public health system.
The second concern is continuity of care
, which includes the ability for people with mental health issues to continue to see their providers even if the providers become out-of-network during their course of treatment.
And by giving more "continuity of care
", admissions to A&E could be slashed, saving the NHS millions, their report revealed.
It's a service that will ensure clientele achieve effective continuity of care
within a comfortable and familiar setting.
Women who consult their family physicians for prenatal care are generally more satisfied because of the continuity of care
they receive well before conception.