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Promoting continuity of care in general practice

This policy paper outlines the evidence of the cost-effectiveness of general practice, citing the fact that one day’s GP care is equivalent in cost to one tenth of a day in hospital.

It also makes the link between access and continuity of care – with evidence that patients are actually willing to wait longer to see their preferred clinician – and suggests ways of helping patients achieve effective therapeutic relationships. More ……..