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Coordination of care for patients with chronic disease

Paul A Hartigan, Tuck Meng Soo and Marjan Kljakovic
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (8): 471-472.
Published online: 19 October 2009

To the Editor: In their editorial commenting on our viewpoint article on Team Care Arrangements (TCAs), Harris and colleagues acknowledge a number of problems with TCAs and a lack of evidence for their effectiveness. However, they state that “the idea of team care still has merit” and that although there is “ample room for improvement in the current process”, they “cannot agree with Hartigan et al’s radical prescription to replace TCAs with patient summaries”.1

  • Paul A Hartigan1
  • Tuck Meng Soo1
  • Marjan Kljakovic2,3

  • 1 Interchange General Practice, Canberra, ACT.
  • 2 School of General Practice, Rural and Indigenous Health Care, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, ACT.
  • 3 Academic Unit of General Practice and Community Health, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, ACT.


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