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A time-duration measure of continuity of care to optimise utilisation of primary health care: a threshold effects approach among people with diabetes
BMC Health Services Research
Literature highlighted the importance of timely access and ongoing care provided at primary care settings in reducing hospitalisation and health care resource uses. However, the effect of timely access to primary care has not been fully captured in most of the current continuity of care indices. This study aimed to develop a time-duration measure of continuity of primary care ("cover index") capturing the proportion of time an individual is under the potentially protective effect of primarydoi:10.1186/s12913-019-4099-9 fatcat:s7lqj3w54jaa3onegc3odgmgym