Continuity of Care

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