This cohort study examines associations between medical clinician continuity and health care testing, utilization, and spending of older adults with dementia..
This qualitative study describes the experience of bereaved caregivers and patients at the end of life who have a left ventricular assist device.
This observational study among a nationwide sample of patients reports that primary care provider turnover was associated with worse patient experiences of care but did not have a major effect on ambulatory care quality.
This study investigated the association between care continuity and use of potentially unnecessary procedures. Increased continuity was associated with an overall decrease in overuse, suggesting a potential benefit of high-continuity care; however, the strength and direction of the association varied according to the specific procedure.
Hussey et al measure the association between care continuity, costs, and rates of hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and complications for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic disease. See the invited commentary by Chen and Ayanian.
Nyweide and coauthors determined whether Medicare patients with ambulatory visit patterns indicating higher continuity of care have a lower risk of preventable hospitalization. See the Invited Commentary by Gupta and Bodenheimer.
Hall et al examine disparities in treatment between groups of persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection by sex, age, race/ethnicity, and transmission category at essential steps in the continuum of care. See also the invited commentary by Christopoulos and Havlir.