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Time to manage: patient strategies for coping with an absence of care coordination and continuity

Jowsey, Tanisha; Dennis, Simone; Yen, Laurann; Mofizul Islam, M; Parkinson, Anne; Dawda, Paresh


This paper examines how people with chronic illnesses respond to absences of continuity and coordination of care. Little work has been done on how the ill person might mitigate flaws in a less than optimal system. Our qualitative research, carried out among 91 participants in Australia, reveals that people with chronic illnesses create strategies to facilitate the management of their care. These strategies included efforts to improve communication between themselves and their health care...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-07
Type: Journal article
Source: Sociology of health & illness
DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12404
Access Rights: Open Access


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