Effectiveness of shared care across the interface between primary and specialty care in chronic disease management.

@article{Smith2007EffectivenessOS,
  title={Effectiveness of shared care across the interface between primary and specialty care in chronic disease management.},
  author={Susan M Smith and Shane Allwright and Tom O'Dowd},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2007},
  volume={3},
  pages={CD004910}
}
BACKGROUND Shared care has been used in the management of many chronic conditions with the assumption that it delivers better care than either primary or specialty care alone. It has been defined as the joint participation of primary care physicians and specialty care physicians in the planned delivery of care, informed by an enhanced information exchange over and above routine discharge and referral notices. It has the potential to offer improved quality and coordination of care delivery… CONTINUE READING

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