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Fragmented Care Is a Risk Factor for Chronically Ill Patients

Chronically ill patients who receive highly fragmented care — from multiple providers, with few visits per provider — are more likely to visit emergency departments or be admitted to hospitals than chronically ill patients with less fragmented care, according to Commonwealth Fund-supported researchers led by Lisa Kern, M.D., of Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Publication Date: October 15, 2018