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Continuity of care and its effect on readmissions for COPD patients: A comparative study of Norway and Germany

Jayson O. Swanson, Verena Vogt, Leonie Sundmacher, Terje P. Hagen and Tron Anders Moger

Health Policy, 2018, vol. 122, issue 7, 737-745

Abstract: This study compares continuity of care between Germany – a social health insurance country, and Norway – a national health service country with gatekeeping and patient lists for COPD patients before and after initial hospitalization. We also investigate how subsequent readmissions are affected.

Keywords: Patient readmission; General practitioners; Continuity of patient care; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive; Germany; Norway (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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