One of the greatest shortcomings with healthcare in Canada is that far too many patients fall through cracks in the system. Now, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) has released its updated policies that it hopes will prevent patients from being harmed.
“Continuity of care” refers to the quality of patient care over time. The American Academy of Family Practice defines it as “the process by which the patient and his/her physician-led care team are cooperatively involved in ongoing health care management toward the shared goal of high quality, cost-effective medical care.”
In simple terms, it’s the assurance that a requested CT scan or referral to a specialist actually take place. It also means that everyone who plays a role in the patient’s care is up to speed.
Full article at: CBC News