Can continuity of medical care be taught?

  title={Can continuity of medical care be taught?},
  author={R R Hadac and Christina K. Smith and Manuel Gordon},
  journal={Journal of medical education},
  volume={54 7},
The health sciences literature indicates that although continuity often has been shown to be associated with a number of favorable outcomes, the concept is as yet poorly conceptualized and difficult to quantify. In this paper the authors describe an approach to teaching continuity developed at the University of Washington. Beginning in 1973--74 second-year students in an elective family medicine preceptorship were placed with practicing family physicians one-half day per week for a complete… CONTINUE READING

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