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Illness careers and continuity of care in mental health services: a qualitative study of service users and carers.

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Continuity of care is considered by patients and clinicians as an essential feature of good quality care in long-term disorders, yet there is general agreement that it is a complex concept and the lack of clarity in its conceptualisation and operationalisation has been linked to a deficit of user involvement. In this paper we utilise the concept of the 'patient career' to frame patient accounts of their experiences of the mental health care system. We aimed to capture the experiences and view...

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Journal:
Social science and medicine (1982)
Volume:
69
Issue:
4
Pages:
632-639
Publication date:
2009-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
URN:
uuid:cbd57714-3296-45fd-86b7-2665e321e6fb
Source identifiers:
176759
Local pid:
pubs:176759

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