The coordination and continuity of care are two closely related and important aspects of quality of care. Coordination implies the connections that occur between the people and the institutions that provide health care at a point in time or over a short period of time usually focused on an episode of illness. Continuity deals with relationships over time perhaps years or decade. Please refer to table 10-2 to review the types of coordination of care and challenges presented.
After reading the case study Jack and Continuity of Care, please answer the following questions:
1) How does this case illustrate the lack of institutional continuity?
2) How does this case illustrate the lack of financial continuity?
3) What role does social work play in this case? Where could a social worker have intervened? What interventions could they have used?