Continuity of care: is it cost effective?

  title={Continuity of care: is it cost effective?},
  author={M Raddish and Susan D. Horn and Phoebe D. Sharkey},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  volume={5 6},
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between the degree of healthcare provider continuity and healthcare utilization and costs. STUDY DESIGN A longitudinal, prospective, observational study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data on patients with arthritis, asthma, epigastric pain/peptic ulcer disease, hypertension, and otitis media were collected at each of 6 health maintenance organizations (HMOs). Outcome variables included the number of prescriptions for the target disease and the cost, total number… CONTINUE READING
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