The effects of continuity of care on hospital utilization in patients with knee osteoarthritis: analysis of Nationwide insurance data

Boyoung Jung, Kyoung Cho, Dong Lee & Soyoon Kim
Abstract Background Korea’s rapidly aging population has led to a rise in the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis (which reached upwards of 21.3% in 2017) in elderly people aged 65 years and over. Most patients with knee osteoarthritis require ongoing management in the community or through primary care. Continuity of care is a desirable attribute of primary care. However, previous studies on the association between continuity of care and health outcomes have focused on specific disease...
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