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Care Coordination

Care coordination is sometimes defined as the deliberate organisation of patient care activities between two or more participants involved in a patient's care to facilitate the appropriate delivery of health care services.

The aim of care coordination is to connect families to services and to bridge gaps along a care pathway. This often involves assisting parents to navigate the complicated array of medical, behavioural, alternative, educational, and other interventions.

Care coordination tends to be a brief and time-limited consultative service delivered by a social worker or case manager.

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