Achieving continuity of care in general practice: the impact of patient enrolment on health outcomes


Continuity of care has long been regarded as a core characteristic of general practice. It is thought important because it encourages more appropriate and proactive use of health care services (including hospital care), improves communication between doctors and patients, reduces inconsistency of care, and increases the chances of early diagnosis and effective management of long term conditions.

AMA Members can read this MJA editorial to learn more.


Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key components of the editorial.
  • List main findings.
  • Recognise changes in the approach to achieving continuity of care in general practice.


Authors: Mark F Harris and Joel Rhee

Article Type: Editorial


Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Health Services Administration
Medical Practitioner, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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