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Care Fragmentation in VA Home Based Primary Care

Topic: Care Coordination
Date: 08/25/2022

Samuel Edwards, MD, MPH Sam Edwards, MD, MPH, of the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC) in Portland OR, talks about his research studying care fragmentation among Veterans receiving home based primary care (HBPC). Care fragmentation - the dispersion of a patient’s care across clinicians and healthcare settings - is associated with increased Emergency Department visits and hospital admissions among medically complex patients.

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