In this episode, we talk to Dr Emma Ladds, who is a Primary Care In-Practice Fellow and GP based at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford.
Title of paper: ‘How have remote care approaches impacted continuity? A mixed-studies systematic review’
Available at: https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGP.2022.0398
The value of continuity in primary care has been repeatedly demonstrated for multiple outcomes. However little is known about how the expansion of remote and digital care models have impacted continuity. Here we demonstrate a disturbing lack of systematic research in this area and emphasize the need for real world explorations of the links between the shift to remote care, continuity and equity to ascertain when and for whom continuity adds most value and how this can be enabled or maintained.