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How does continuity of care affect quality of care in primary healthcare?

@article{Irwin2017HowDC,
  title={How does continuity of care affect quality of care in primary healthcare?},
  author={Katherine A Irwin and M. Agius},
  journal={Psychiatria Danubina},
  year={2017},
  volume={29 Suppl 3},
  pages={
          452-456
        }
}
Continuity of care is generally considered beneficial in primary healthcare, and in this paper the evidence for such assumptions is examined. Studies and reviews showed that continuity of care is able to decrease unnecessary hospitalisation, length of hospital stay and attendance at Accident and Emergency departments, as well as improve patient and doctor experience. It has also been found that the continuity of care provided to patients varies greatly depending on patient demographic, GP… Expand
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