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UK top in primary care co-ordination, according to international survey

 

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UK top in primary care co-ordination, according to international survey

The UK emerges as the first of 11 countries in an international survey of care co-ordination in primary care settings.

The Commonwealth Fund has summarised the findings of a study on patient experience of care coordination in 11 high-income countries. The dimensions of care coordination assessed for this study were: access to medical records or test results; receiving conflicting information; use of diagnostic tests that the patient felt were unnecessary; and sharing of information between primary care doctor and specialist. It found that the UK had the highest percentage of patients reporting no care coordination gaps within primary care.