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Continuity of care in mental health: understanding and measuring a complex phenomenon.

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BACKGROUND: Continuity of care is considered by patients and clinicians an essential feature of good quality care in long-term disorders, yet there is general agreement that it is a complex concept. Most policies emphasize it and encourage systems to promote it. Despite this, there is no accepted definition or measure against which to test policies or interventions designed to improve continuity. We aimed to operationalize a multi-axial model of continuity of care and to use factor analysis ...

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10.1017/s0033291708003747

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Journal:
Psychological medicine
Volume:
39
Issue:
2
Pages:
313-323
Publication date:
2009-02-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:a791341f-7256-46c8-b2a5-2a31d9e81928
Source identifiers:
176764
Local pid:
pubs:176764

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