Episode 096: Examining disparities in continuity of care in some ethnic groups and implications for practice

Today, we talk to Mai Stafford, who is a senior analytical manager at the Health Foundation.

Title of paper: Continuity of care in diverse ethnic groups: a general practice record study in England

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Nationally representative survey data show lower continuity of care for most ethnic minority groups. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first national study to examine ethnic inequalities in continuity of care using GP records. The study found that relational continuity of care was lower for people from Black African, Black Caribbean, any other Black background, Bangladeshi, and Pakistani ethnic groups. These ethnic inequalities are not accounted for by socioeconomic deprivation and are seen for people with and without multiple long-term conditions.

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