Measures of continuity of care. A register-based correlation study.

  title={Measures of continuity of care. A register-based correlation study.},
  author={Orjan Smedby and Gunnar Eklund and Eva Eriksson and Bjorn Smedby},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={24 6},
In an empirical study using data from a health center in Sweden, correlation coefficients were computed among nine different measures of continuity of care, five of them visit-based and four individual-based. Generally, the correlations were high. This may be due, in part, to the similar behavior of the measures for people making few visits. The correlations were also quite high, however, when the sample was restricted to people with many visits. Several measures display a significant… CONTINUE READING
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