Measuring and improving specialty care coordination in VA
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Health Services R&D
December 2017 -
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BACKGROUND Fragmented health care – the splitting of a patient's care across multiple providers – increases risks of patient and provider dissatisfaction, resource waste, and potentially devastating health outcomes. Coordinating care to prevent these outcomes is a VA priority, and an increasing challenge as Veterans receive more care from non- VA providers. Coordination is the organization of patient care between two or more participants to ensure appropriate delivery of healthcare services. For...