SAN DIEGO — In patients with inflammatory bowel disease, continuity of care was found to be low and was associated with poorer outcomes, including flares, increased immunomodulator or biologic use, hospitalization and surgery, according to a study presented at Digestive Disease Week.
“The United States’ health care system is marked by substantial fragmentation, with patients pursuing and receiving care by multiple providers often at different institutions,” Shirley Cohen-Mekelburg, MD, from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, said during her presentation. “This

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