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Continuity of Care reduces the Risk of Preventable Hospital Admissions

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

Continuity of Care and the Risk of Preventable Hospitalization in Older Adults Nyweide DJ, Anthony DL, Bynum JP, et al. Continuity of care and the risk of preventable hospitalization in older adults. JAMA Intern Med 2013;173(20):1879-1885. More evidence of the benefits of a long term relationship with a particular provider for elderly patients. Importance Preventable hospitalizations are common among older adults for reasons that are not well understood. Objective To determine whether Medicare patients with ambulatory visit patterns indicating higher continuity of care have a lower risk of...

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