Continuity of Care
Continuity of care is evaluated by looking at the quality of the relationships between different sources of care: hospital care, primary health care and continuous care.
Evaluation indicators include:
- On admission of the patient:
| Information about the process involved in referred cases
| The appropriateness of the referral
| Potentially avoidable hospitalizations by providing quality primary health care
- In continuity of care at discharge:
| Whether instructions about the discharge process or transfer were provided.
| The adequacy of external referrals
| The implementation of processes that enable the patient to continue responsible management of therapeutic regimens introduced during hospitalization