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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Community-based care is coordinated, integrated care provided in a range of community settings, such as people's homes, healthcare clinics, physicians' offices, public health units, hospices, and workplaces. It is delivered in a way that is person- and population-centred, and responsive to economic, social, language, cultural, and gender differences.

Health providers across the continuum, including nurses, social workers, pharmacists, dietitians, public health practitioners, physicians and others, deliver community-based care. The following are all aspects of community-based care:

  • Public health, primary care services within the community, health promotion, and disease prevention
  • Diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic and episodic illness
  • Rehabilitation support
  • End-of-life care
​​​​​​Paper highlights patient safety risks in primary care settings Johanna Trimble and her family are all too familiar with the patient safety risks that exist in primary care. In 2006, Trimble’s...
December 16, 2010 
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