Continuity in home health care: is consistency in nursing personnel associated with better patient outcomes?

@article{Russell2011ContinuityIH,
  title={Continuity in home health care: is consistency in nursing personnel associated with better patient outcomes?},
  author={David Russell and Robert J. Rosati and P. L. Rosenfeld and Joan M Marren},
  journal={Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={33-9}
}
A growing body of evidence suggests that patients who receive coordinated and uninterrupted health care services have better outcomes, more efficient resource utilization, and lower costs of health care. However, limited research has considered whether attributes of continuity in home health care service delivery are associated with improved patient outcomes. The present study examines the relationship between one dimension of continuity of care, consistency in nursing personnel, and three… CONTINUE READING