Continuity of care in ambulatory surgery critical pathways: the patients' perceptions.

@article{Renholm2009ContinuityOC,
  title={Continuity of care in ambulatory surgery critical pathways: the patients' perceptions.},
  author={Marja Renholm and Tarja Suominen and Ann-Marie Turtiainen and Helena Leino-Kilpi},
  journal={Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={169-73}
}
This study dealt with patients' experiences of the continuity of care through an ambulatory surgical critical pathway. Data were collected from theme interviews conducted with surgical patients 25 days after their procedures. Important factors in continuity of care were defined as time flow, coordination flow, caring relationship flow, and information flow. 

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