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Four in five UK GPs report problems for patients caused by poor coordination of care

 

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Four in five UK GPs report problems for patients caused by poor coordination of care

Patients in the UK are likely to be suffering as a result of poor coordination of care between different parts of the health and care system, according to a report from the Health Foundation.

The report presents the health charity’s analysis of findings from the Commonwealth Fund’s 2015 International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Doctors. It reveals that 79% of UK GPs report one of their patients has experienced a problem in the previous month because care wasn’t well coordinated across multiple sites or care providers. This compares to an average of 48% across the other countries featured in the survey.