Strengthening primary care with better transfer of information CMAJ November 4, 2008 179:987-988

Deficits in Communication and Information Transfer Between Hospital-Based and Primary Care Physicians: Implications for Patient Safety and Continuity of Care JAMA February 28, 2007 297:831-841
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Continuity of Care and Intensive Care Unit Use at the End of Life Arch Intern Med January 12, 2009 169:81-86
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Strengthening primary care with better transfer of information CMAJ November 4, 2008 179:987-988

The reality of modern health care is that patients commonly receive care from multiple providers, both physicians and nonphysicians, who often work in disconnected offices and facilities. This makes it a tremendous challenge to connect and integrate a patient’s care into a coherent whole. Widespread lack of information continuity is troublesome because of the unnecessary tests, medical errors and inconsistent treatment plans that can result.1 The transition from hospital to community care is a particularly vulnerable time when coordination lapses can result in serious adverse events.2

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