Longitudinal continuity of care is associated with high patient satisfaction with physical therapy.

@article{Beattie2005LongitudinalCO,
  title={Longitudinal continuity of care is associated with high patient satisfaction with physical therapy.},
  author={Paul F. Beattie and Marsha Dowda and Christine Turner and Lori A. Michener and Roger Nelson},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={85 10},
  pages={
          1046-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recent literature has suggested that longitudinal continuity (ie, the patient is seen by the same practitioner for the entire course of treatment) may be linked to high degrees of patient satisfaction with medical care. The purpose of this study was to provide preliminary information regarding the association between longitudinal continuity and reports of patient satisfaction with physical therapy outpatient care. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A sample of 1,502 adult subjects… CONTINUE READING

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