Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Episode 104 - Making connections: Continuity of care

The final installment in a four-part series, this episode explores how primary care clinicians can optimize continuity of care in a population that is inherently transient.

Knowing that diabetes is a chronic condition that requires consistent and accurate medical attention, how can primary care providers expect to have success managing this disease in a population that leaves their practice after only 3 months of being their patient?

In this episode, we discuss an innovative resources that is working to combat this problem through medical record sharing and an accessible clinician directory.

Also, we connect all four podcast episodes in a recap of the series.

Podcast audio: Listen to “Making connections: Continuity of care” here

Link: Migrant Clinician Network

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