Improving care coordination starts with better flow of information between primary care providers and specialists, said Tim Johnson, senior vice president of the Greater New York Hospital Association, who notes that specialists are otherwise starting from scratch and duplicating services when they see patients. Obtaining clear information about the reasons for referrals and previous medical tests as well as adopting a team approach in medical care are among key steps to improving coordination, according to experts.
What do specialists need from PCPs for better care coordination?
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