Beyond the Basics: The Importance of Patient-Provider Interactions in Chronic Illness Care – April 2010 – Health Council of Canada

Posted on April 30, 2010. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Medicine | Tags: |

Beyond the Basics: The Importance of Patient-Provider Interactions in Chronic Illness Care – April 2010 – Health Council of Canada

Canadian health care matters  bulletin 3

“For Canadians with chronic illness, the quality of interaction with their family doctor makes a difference not only in primary care, but in other settings as well. Canadians in poorer health who have a regular doctor or place of care – where their medical history is known and care is coordinated with specialists – report that their health care is safer, more supportive, more appropriate and better quality, compared to similar patients whose regular doctor does not provide one or both of those basic elements of good primary care.”

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