Continuity and the costs of care for chronic disease.

  title={Continuity and the costs of care for chronic disease.},
  author={Peter Hussey and Eric C. Schneider and Robert S. Rudin and D. Steven Fox and Julie C Lai and Craig Evan Pollack},
  journal={JAMA internal medicine},
  volume={174 5},
IMPORTANCE Better continuity of care is expected to improve patient outcomes and reduce health care costs, but patterns of use, costs, and clinical complications associated with the current patterns of care continuity have not been quantified. OBJECTIVE To measure the association between care continuity, costs, and rates of hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and complications for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic disease. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Retrospective cohort… CONTINUE READING