Concordance Between Continuity of Care Reported by Patients and Measured From Administrative Data

SAGE: 10/31

Continuity of care can be measured using patient survey or administrative data, though the degree of concordance between continuity of care reported by patients and measured from their actual utilization is not well understood. A cross-sectional analysis of the 2010 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey and linked 2009-2010 Medicare Carrier and outpatient claims data measured the concentration of ambulatory care visit patterns according to two commonly used metrics of continuity of care. Continuity of care measured from claims data did not align with patient reports of having a usual care provider. Read more