The Health Quality Ontario report entitled Connecting the Dots for Patients looks at family doctors’ views on coordinating care for their patients with home care, community services, hospitals and specialists in Ontario.
The report, based on the 2015 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Doctors compares the responses of Ontario’s family doctors with those in other parts of Canada and 10 other countries.
Poor care coordination can contribute to hospital admissions that could have been prevented, unnecessary emergency department visits, medical errors, repeated tests, and poor health outcomes for patients.
Read the report: Connecting the Dots for Patients
To learn more about family doctors’ perspectives on coordinating patient care: