Predictors of relational continuity in primary care: patient, provider and practice factors

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Title: Predictors of relational continuity in primary care: patient, provider and practice factors
Authors: Kristjansson, Elizabeth
Hogg, William
Dahrouge, Simone
Tuna, Meltem
Mayo-Bruinsma, Liesha
Gebremichael, Goshu
Date: 2013
Abstract: Continuity is a fundamental tenet of primary care, and highly valued by patients; it may also improve patient outcomes and lower cost of health care. It is thus important to investigate factors that predict higher continuity. However, to date, little is known about the factors that contribute to continuity. The purpose of this study was to analyse practice, provider and patient predictors of continuity of care in a large sample of primary care practices in Ontario, Canada. Another goal was to assess whether there was a difference in the continuity of care provided by different models of primary care.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/31429
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2296/14/72
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-14-72
CollectionLibre accès uOttawa - Publications // uOttawa Open Access - Publications
Psychologie // Psychology - Publications
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