Improving Primary Care Access
Continuity is defined as the percentage of visits patients make to their own primary care provider when receiving primary care.
Formula: Number of patients of Provider X that were seen by Provider X, divided by the total number of patients of Provider X that have been seen in primary care. Multiply the result by 100.
Full-time clinical equivalent >=80 percent
Data Collection Plan
Direct review of scheduling system:
- Numerator: Obtain the number of patients of Provider X that were seen by Provider X in the past month.
- Denominator: Obtain the total number of patients of Provider X that were seen in primary care (within a time frame over which Provider X has influence, perhaps 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday).
- Multiply the results by 100.