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Hög personlig läkar­kontinuitet i primärvård förenad med färre besök på akutmottagning: En populationsbaserad studie i Jönköpings sjukvårdsregion
Futurum, Jönköping.
Linköpings universitet.
Qulturum, Region Jönköpings län.
Futurum, Jönköping.
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2019 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 116, no 51-52Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

HUVUDBUDSKAP

Hög personlig läkarkontinuitet i primärvård var förenad med lägre antal läkarbesök på akutmottagningar.

Sambandet mellan hög personlig läkarkontinuitet och lägre antal läkarbesök på akutmottagning var störst för gruppen yngre vuxna.

God tillgänglighet till läkarbesök på vårdcentral var inte förenad med lägre antal akutmottagningsbesök.

God tillgänglighet till telefonrådgivning av sjuksköterska på vårdcentral var inte förenad med lägre antal akutmottagningsbesök.

Abstract [en]

Personal physician continuity in primary care associated with fewer emergency room visits

Overloading of the emergency departments in hospitals is, in Sweden, a common problem that is often blamed on lack of access to primary care.  We have conducted a cross-sectional study comprising more than 40% of the 347 837  inhabitants of Region Jönköping with access to complete individual data on healthcare consumption, personal doctor continuity, socio-economics, and accessibility data for all of the region’s health centres. Individuals with high personal continuity at their own health centre had significantly fewer emergency room visits compared to those with the lowest continuity: for younger adults 55% and for elderly 34% fewer emergency room visits. Access to doctor consultations or to counselling nurses in primary care was not associated with a lower number of emergency room visits. Our results show the importance of personal doctor continuity also for the group of younger adults. 

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Läkartidningen Förlag , 2019. Vol. 116, no 51-52
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Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47301OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-47301DiVA, id: diva2:1383963
Available from: 2020-01-09 Created: 2020-01-09 Last updated: 2020-01-09Bibliographically approved

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