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Connected care: how a health science centre is using evidence to improve patient transitions from primary to secondary care



Connected care: how a health science centre is using evidence to improve patient transitions from primary to secondary care



Healthcare Policy 4(3): 67-70



The department of emergency medicine at Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Nova Scotia's Capital Health District is developing pathways to strengthen the ability of family physicians to manage their patients and improve the primary-secondary care transition. This diagnostic pathway initiative improves patient and caregiver satisfaction and also provides system benefits. This innovative initiative was recently featured in Promising Practices in Research Use, a series produced by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation highlighting organizations that have invested their time, energy and resources to improve their ability to use research in the delivery of health services. Tell the Foundation your own stories and visit the Promising Practices in Research Use inventory at http://www.chsrf.ca/promising/index_e.php.

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