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Term: Core Patients

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-11-02


Patients who are allocated to a health care provider because they received most of their care from that provider than from any other. These patients are considered occasional patients of any the other provider visited. In this study, core patients for physicians were identified through the plurality approach to patient allocation.

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  • Frohlich N, Katz A, De Coster C, Dik N, Soodeen RA, Watson D, Bogdanovic B. Profiling Primary Care Physician Practice in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2006. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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