Major disruptions are frequent in primary care

In primary care practices, sustainability of performance improvements and ability to deliver continuity of care to patients can be adversely affected by major disruptive events, such as relocations and changes in ownership, clinicians, and key staff.

This is according to a recently published study in the Annals of Family Medicine entitled “The Alarming Rate of Major Disruptive Events in Primary Care Practices in Oklahoma,” in which James Mold, MD, MPH, et al, documented the rates of major disruptive events in a cohort of primary care practices in Oklahoma.

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