GPs are key to effective coordination of care for people with chronic conditions, study concludes

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 24 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6349
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

The best schemes for improving the care of people with long term or chronic conditions are those that are led by GPs, backed by a team of other health and social care professionals with common objectives and who audit their performance, says a report by the health policy think tank the King’s Fund.1

For its report the King’s Fund reviewed the literature on coordinated care of people with complex chronic conditions and examined five successful UK case studies: palliative care at home, mental health services, home care for people with dementia, care for older …

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