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Achieving higher performing primary care through patient registration: A review of twelve high-income countries


  • Marchildon, Gregory P.
  • Brammli-Greenberg, Shuli
  • Dayan, Mark
  • De Belvis, Antonio Giulio
  • Gandré, Coralie
  • Isaksson, David
  • Kroneman, Madelon
  • Neuner-Jehle, Stefan
  • Saunes, Ingrid Sperre
  • Thomas, Steven
  • Vrangbæk, Karsten
  • Quentin, Wilm


Patient registration with a primary care providers supports continuity in the patient-provider relationship. This paper develops a framework for analysing the characteristics of patient registration across countries; applies this framework to a selection of countries; and identifies challenges and ongoing reform efforts.

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  • Marchildon, Gregory P. & Brammli-Greenberg, Shuli & Dayan, Mark & De Belvis, Antonio Giulio & Gandré, Coralie & Isaksson, David & Kroneman, Madelon & Neuner-Jehle, Stefan & Saunes, Ingrid Sperre & Tho, 2021. "Achieving higher performing primary care through patient registration: A review of twelve high-income countries," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 125(12), pages 1507-1516.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:125:y:2021:i:12:p:1507-1516
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2021.09.001

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