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Table 3 Characteristics of care coordination measure instruments

From: A systematic review of the care coordination measurement landscape

Characteristics No. (%) of measure instruments
Patient age  
Children 21 (22%)
Adults 49 (51%)
Older adults 19 (20%)
Not age specific 24 (25%)
Not applicable 12 (13%)
Patient condition  
Chronic conditions 14 (15%)
Multiple chronic conditions 7 (7%)
Cancer/Oncology 11 (11%)
Mental illness & substance use disorders 9 (9%)
Children with special health care needs 10 (10%)
End-of-life 2 (2%)
Other conditions 10 (10%)
General population/not condition-specific 47 (49%)
Not applicable 12 (13%)
Setting  
Inpatient care facility 24 (25%)
Emergency care facility 3 (3%)
Primary care facility 56 (58%)
Other outpatient specialty care facility 21 (22%)
Behavioral health care facility 7 (7%)
Long-term care facility 5 (5%)
Home health care 3 (3%)
Other setting* 1 (1%)
Not setting specific 28 (29%)
Data type  
Survey 84 (88%)
Chart review 17 (18%)
Administrative claims 14 (15%)
Other† 1 (1%)
  1. N = 96 measure instruments. Categories within each characteristic are not mutually exclusive. Not applicable indicates that the instrument focused on health care professionals or systems, not patients.
  2. *Habilitation services for children with disabilities in Sweden.
  3. †Audit of coordination activities completed by nurses as care is provided.