What evidence is needed?
More primary research is needed.
What evidence is available?
For persons with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), higher relational continuity of care leads to:
• Lower risk of premature death (low certainty of evidence)
• Lower risk of hospitalisation to a moderate to high degree (moderate certainty of evidence)
• Lower risk of emergency department visits (low certainty of evidence)
• Lower healthcare costs (low certainty of evidence)
Reliable systematic reviews that show evidence gaps:
SBU. Kontinuitet i vården [Continuity of care]. Stockholm: Statens beredning för medicinsk och social utvärdering (SBU); 2021. SBU-rapport nr 329. More about the review
Reliable, but not updated, systematic reviews that show evidence gaps:
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Evidence gap identifies methods or practices for which no conclusive systematic review of benefits and harms has been published. Gaps in scientific evidence appear on the SBU website to help researchers and granting agencies identify areas that are in need of research or systematic review. An additional objective is to offer healthcare and social service providers a basis for setting priorities.