Continuity of Care
Extended consultation leads to substantial changes to all four inter-related policies
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The result is four inter-
related continuity of care
policies that better reflect the realities of
practice, while retaining important require-
ments of the profession that further our goal of
ensuring patient safety. As the burden on the
health-care system increases, the information
exchange across different parts of the health-
care system becomes increasingly important.
The discussions generated by our extended
six month consultation – in which we heard
from individual practising physicians, a patient
advisory group, physician leaders, key stake-
holder organizations representing physicians,
service providers, and individual members of
the public – led us to make substantial changes
to all four of the continuity of care policies.
The changes found favour with Council, who
approved the policies at its September meeting.
“These policies have been a long time in the
making – work began in June 2016 – but its
been worth every minute of effort,” said Dr.
ISSUE 3, 2018 DIALOGUE